KKR to have one captain and many strategists

strategy In what appears to be a face saving device the Kolkata Knight Riders have announced  Saurav  Ganguly as Captain, albeit with a qualification.

The KKR management in a statement said that “the idea is to have a set of strategists as is always the case classically in cricket… who will form a team of 4 or 5 core experts in the field of fielding, bowling, batting and data etc. These strategists will assist the one captain on field with their viewpoints on the plan set earlier or shoot from the hip as the case maybe.”

A team official on conditions of anonymity further added that “the intent of today's meeting was to keep the team's plan where it was. And that is that the decision-making process is a shared one. As far as Sourav is concerned, he is a senior who was the captain last year and we want to make sure that he stays in a respectable position.

It is obvious from the anonymous team official’s statement that KKR is going ahead with Buchanan’s theory of ‘multiple captains’ and the formal announcement regarding the captaincy is to assuage Ganguly’s ego.

If the KKR performs well, it will be interesting to observe how the management is going to persuade Ganguly to continue with this compromise because you can be sure that Ganguly will do everything to keep himself in the limelight.This in turn will raise Dada’s fans emotions to fever pitch.

All in all Shah Rukh Khan is going to have a massive headache if the next edition of the IPL is played in India .

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Blogger RS said...

All in all they now hold the position for being the most confused team dethroning RCB from that spot.

01/04/2009, 09:33  
Blogger Ottayan said...


They have certainly earned that distinction.:)

01/04/2009, 10:02  
Blogger lviss said...

Damage control exercise in full flow there. The idea was stupid and should have been treated as such.SRK joined late and gave room for unnecessary debates.

01/04/2009, 14:27  
Blogger Ottayan said...


I believe it was trial balloon to test how West Bengal will react if Saurav Ganguly was sacked.

01/04/2009, 15:38  
Blogger lviss said...

Leave alone Ganguly SRK would lose all his fans in WB .

01/04/2009, 19:54  

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