Chennai: There has been no play on the first two days at the Chepauk and, so far, no opportunity for Clive Lloyd and Sourav Ganguly to cross each otherís path. The longest-serving Match Referee, however, maintains he doesnít have a problem with the former Indian captain.
Lloyd, it may be recalled, banned Sourav for two Tests as India were way behind on the over-rate during the November 2004 Platinum Jubilee ODI against Pakistan (at the Eden). Subsequently, appeals commissioner Tim Castle overturned the punishment.
ďI donít have a problem with Ganguly... Iíd only followed the rule book... He was entitled to appeal and it got upheld... Clearly, I didnít have anything personal then and there canít be anything personal now,Ē Lloyd, assigned the three-Test series versus Sri Lanka, told The Telegraph on Saturday.
This is the legendary West Indianís first assignment featuring India since that one-off ODI. Usually, if not on the ground, players and match officials do bump into each other at the team hotel. For this Test, though, the teams and officials havenít been accommodated together.