England undecided on skipper
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 1st July 2006
England’s selectors have said they do not know who will replace injured
captain Michael Vaughan while the Yorkshireman attempts to return from
a fourth knee injury.
The news that Vaughan will undergo yet another operation on his right
knee on Monday, ruling him out for four to six months, has forced the
selectors to consider an alternative captain for the rest of this
summer at least.
However Andrew Flintoff is currently out with an ankle problem and
Andrew Strauss has led a side decimated by injuries to four successive
one-day defeats against Sri Lanka.
The situation means that the selectors face a difficult decision. Coach
Duncan Fletcher said: "From my point of view I just want the best
person for the team and we'll be deciding that before the first Test."
Meanwhile, the chairman of selectors David Graveney explained they
would not be rushed into a decision: “We won’t be making any quick
decisions about who is going to lead the side in the winter because at
the moment we don't know. Until the situation becomes clearer later in
the summer we won't be looking at that issue. We need to get as much
information as possible about the injured players before we consider
An alternative could be Marcus Trescothick who has filled in on