KKR captain, coach still to be decided, says Shah Rukh Khan

Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders’ owner Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday dismissed reports that Sourav Ganguly has been re-appointed skipper for next season, saying that captaincy of the side would be decided in a series of meetings from August 4 to 15.

“We will be meeting on August 4 and that’s when all decisions on coach, captaincy and hopefully a formula for winning at least some of the matches next year would be worked out,” Shah Rukh told a press conference in the capital.

“Nothing has been decided, neither the coach nor the other things I read about in papers. The whole team would be meeting for the first time post IPL on August 4 and it’s a series of meetings till August 15,” the Bollywood star added.

KKR, which finished bottom of the table this season, sacked coach John Buchanan after the debacle and former India coach John Wright is tipped to fill in the post vacated by the Australian.

The team’s captaincy is also a subject of massive speculation and there are reports that Ganguly, who was replaced by New Zealand Brendon McCullum this season, is all set to return at the helm for IPL -III scheduled next April.

But Shah Rukh rejected such reports and said though suggestions have been made on the matter but a decision is still pending.

“I have taken the suggestions but I don’t decide alone. We (the team) all sit together and decide on such matters,” he said.

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