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Greg draws battlelines against WI coach

When India take on West Indies next month, a side battle would as well be on between the two coaches.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2006 10:20 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

When India take on West Indies in a lengthy series of one-dayers and Tests in the Caribbean next month, a side battle would as well be on between the coaches of the two teams — Greg Chappell and Bennett King.

Both coaches are from Australia but while Chappell is one of the legends of the game, belonging to one of game's first family of cricketers, King has earned his spurs as a modern-day coach with little time for golden oldies.

Dr Rudi Webster, renowned sports psychologist who has served West Indian cricket as director of the Shell Cricket Academy, recently lambasted King for his alleged comments in which he described the players of the 1970s as "dinosaurs".

King since then has denied he ever made this remark claiming it was "completely and totally inaccurate, an outright lie."

It has now surfaced that it was Chappell who attributed the "dinosaur" remark to King during a brief visit to the SCA in Grenada in 2004.

Chappell had then expressed his anger on King, stating that those with little playing background were calling the "players of the 70s as old hat, that we're dinosaurs, that we've got to move on." 

First Published: Apr 26, 2006 18:48 IST