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Axing disrupts India’s Test preparation

Posted by Naif in Controversies, General, Team India on January 21st, 2008

India is fending off angry reactions from home which have put a major distraction into the tourists’ camp ahead of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia.

Just two days after India posted one of their greatest Test wins, in Perth, effigies were being burned across the subcontinent over the axing of veteran batsman Sourav Ganguly from the one-day squad.

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Dhoni behind Ganguly’s ouster

Posted by Naif in Controversies, Dhoni, Team India on January 21st, 2008

Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Prasun Mukherjee Monday claimed that cricketer Sourav Ganguly was dropped from the One-day team in accordance with the wishes of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

“Today (Monday) I talked to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sharad Pawar and he said the official policy is that the board does not interfere with the selection process,” Mukherjee told reporters here.

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Dada, (belated) sorry: One-day old order changeth, unceremoniously

Posted by Naif in Controversies, Dhoni, Team India on January 21st, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s ODI and Twenty20 captain, has got the team of his choice and there’s no place in it for Sourav Ganguly.

According to The Telegraph’s sources, the selectors left it to Dhoni to make a call and he pushed for “youth over experience”. That suggests Sourav’s fantastic ODI career (11,363 runs, average of 41.02) is over.

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