Chappell–Ganguly Controversy

Chappell–Ganguly Controversy

The Chappell-Ganguly controversy was caused by a series of events in late 2005 and early 2006 which involved highly-publicised infighting in the Indian cricket team between the then newly-appointed coach Greg Chappell and captain Sourav Ganguly. The dispute resulted in the removal of Ganguly as captain and his replacement by vice-captain Rahul Dravid in November 2005, with Ganguly being dropped from the ODI team. Ganguly was also dropped from the Test team at the end of January 2006. The dispute stirred up strong emotions in India, ranging from fiery street protests in Ganguly's home town of Kolkata and his home state of West Bengal, to speeches in the Parliament of India. Eventually Ganguly was recalled to the team in both forms of cricket in late 2006 after his replacements lost form, and was selected as a part of the Indian team for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Read more about Chappell–Ganguly Controversy:  Background, Zimbabwe Tour, Ganguly's ODI Omission, Test Retention, Pakistan Tour, England Series, West Indies Tour, South Africa Tour, Ganguly's ODI Comeback, 2007 World Cup and Aftermath

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