Ganguly retained as sole skipper of KKR

Sourav Ganguly was retained as the only captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders bringing to end the week-long argument. New Zealand wicket keeper Brendon McCullum has been appointed the vice-captain of the team.

Sources seal to the team told news channel CNN-IBN that Ganguly will be keep as skipper and his act will be evaluated after the first few games.

Sourav Ganguly was in Mumbai on Tuesday and met with team proprietor Shah Rukh Khan along with John Buchanan.

Shah Rukh told the media it was a matter of miscommunication which led to the issue being blown out of proportion.

"I think there is a lot of over-reaction and rumors about he's been removed from captaincy.But that is completely untrue," the Bollywood star said.

Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan had said "Let me tell you, there is no KKR without Dada. We love him".

Shahrukh said that the decision to have different skippers was in no way meant to disrupt Ganguly's position and status as an iconic player.

This statement comes a day after it was announced that the KKR's squad and captain for the IPL were to be decided in South Africa and not India. The team's director Joy Bhattacharya, after the conclusion of the 6 day conditioning camp, had mentioned "I don't want to disclose the names of the players who would be going to South Africa now as we want to keep all options open". "We might take the whole squad which took part in the conditioning camp to South Africa. Nothing has been finalised right now. The final team for KKR would be announced in South Africa", he added.

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