Kumble wants to review captains’ agreement on low catches


Canberra : Anil Kumble has said that he would want to review the captains’ agreement on low catches. The Indian skipper, while talking to the media Wednesday in the Australian Capital, said he would bring it up in a discussion once the team reached Perth.

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“It was not that the spirit of the game was attacked but the focus has been to ensure that better spirit prevails in the game. We (captains) are all equal partners to ensuring that cricket is played in the right spirit and, I’m sure moving forward, everybody will stick to that. On behalf of my team, I’m sure we’ll play in the right spirit,” said Kumble.

Even as the ICC has appointed Ranjan Madugalle to be a co-match referee and to ensure better relations between the two captains, Kumble said he had no problems with Ponting.

“I have no problems. What’s the problem there? It was just a temporary setback. We need to move on. The game is bigger than the individual. As a nation we’ve played good cricket. I’m proud of the way Indian cricket teams have played over the years and we’ll continue to do that.

“The relationship between India and Australia has always been good,” said Kumble.

“It (his comment on spirit of the game) was only meant for the Sydney game. I’ve respected Australian cricketers. I have great respect and regard for all the players who have played for Australia. It was just one of those incidents which everybody has seen and if people think I had a biased opinion, there has been a poll and people who have seen the game have also said it could have been better.”