Kolkata Knight Riders drop Chopra and Bangar
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:AS Chopra, SB Bangar
Event:Indian Premier League 2009

DateLine: 26th April 2009


Kolkata Knight Riders have asked Aakash Chopra and Sanjay Bangar to return home, saying they don't fit into the team's scheme of things for the second edition of the Indian Premier League. KKR CEO Joy Bhattacharya said the decision was taken after the team management's meeting with the two players, who accepted the decision. The duo will board a home-bound flight on Monday.


"They are two very good senior international players so John Buchanan and the team management thought that if they are not going to have the opportunity (to play) it is unfair to keep them around.", Bhattacharya added.


Chopra played in Kolkata's first two matches, but got the opportunity to bat only once. Bangar played the match against Rajasthan Royals [Images] on Thursday, scored two runs and failed to leave an impression.


"Nobody is ever happy about going back, but they took it in the right frame of mind," added Bhattacharya. He, however, asserted that both the players would be back for the third edition of the IPL since they have a three-year contract with KKR. The Kolkata outfit now has a 20-player squad, Bhattacharya said.


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