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Last Updated: Monday, 8 August 2005, 10:26 GMT 11:26 UK
Ganguly backs new coach Chappell
By Manak Gupta

Sourav Ganguly and Greg Chappell
Ganguly has only just returned to Chappell's squad
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has given his backing to new coach Greg Chappell despite some poor performances in the one-day series in Sri Lanka.

India lost twice to Sri Lanka but pipped West Indies on Sunday to make the final of the triangular tournament.

Ganguly told BBC Hindi: "Greg was a great player and he should be given time to settle down.

"He is different from (former coach) John Wright and once he settles he will do a lot of good to Indian cricket."

Ganguly, one of only three players to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, also said he was happy playing under current skipper Rahul Dravid.

Dravid was appointed captain after Ganguly was suspended for four matches for his team's slow over rate during a one-day series against Pakistan in April.

"I have no problems playing under anybody, be it Rahul, Harbhajan Singh or Virender Sehwag," said Ganguly.


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