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Colly gutted at losing T20 captaincy

cricket Updated: May 09, 2011 00:54 IST

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England all-rounder Paul Collingwood is "devastated and gutted" at losing the Twenty20 captaincy to Stuart Broad despite leading the country to its only world title in the West Indies last year.

In the new set-up that saw the ECB announce three captains for each of the three formats early this week, Collingwood was replaced by Broad as the skipper for the T20 side. "So, to put it in black and white, I've won the Twenty20 World Cup as captain and I've won eight T20 internationals on the trot (a world record). And you're sacking me? Is that what you're telling me?" Collingwood said, questioning the board's decision.

Collingwood was told about the news that he would be replaced as skipper 24 hours in advance by national selector Geoff Miller, and the disappointment is yet to subside.

"Four days ago I was upbeat about getting back into training and playing after my knee operation. I was full of optimism about trying to regain my form and my place in the one-day side.

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