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Friday, May 20, 2005

Greg it is!

It's official. Greg Chappell will be masterminding India's bid to reach giddy cricketing heights. he will be in charge until the 2007 World Cup.

Chappell inherits a team which is halfway there. His job, in some ways is easier than John Wright, for he does not have to start from scratch. This team has won some famous victories in the past, and getting it to win again would be a lot easier than sending rockets to Mars. In some ways though, his job is tougher, because the expectations are sky high. He assumes office after the most high profile coach-selection process in cricketing history. Everyone knows his hefty pay package. Plus, since he is Australians, he will be expected to have the answer to beating them inside his head, much like Arthur Dent was supposed to have the question to the life, the universe and everything inside his brain, just on account of being from earth.

Hmmm....maybe Zaphod Beeblebrox should become President of the BCCI!