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Sangakkara game for Buchanan’s multiple captain concept

cricket Updated: Mar 28, 2009 16:46 IST
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Newly appointed Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday gave a thumbs up to John Buchanan’s concept of multiple captains and feels it opens up endless possibilities for the game.

Former Australia coach Buchanan, who is in charge of the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the Indian Premier League, proposed more than one captain for the side which has sparked a furious debate in India with Sourav Ganguly fans claiming this was a move to sideline the former India skipper.

Sangakkara though found the concept pretty interesting and said it can be tried out in Twenty20 cricket.

However, he also said communication between the coach and players would be vital for this experiment to be successful.

“If it’s a way to go forward and it shows results, why not? Everyone is looking for the edge to win. If this is going to provide them that in the future, then it’s well and good,” said Sangakkara, who will lead Sri Lanka for the first time in the Twenty20 World Cup in England this June.

Sangakkara said he understands Buchanan’s concept because he believes that leadership is always situational.

“I believe that leadership is always situational. It’s a very interesting concept, and I think it’s all about using the best man for a specific situation,” he told ‘cricket news web site´.