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Ganga knocks Lara


TWO MONTHS after one of Brian Lara’s former teammates described him as a destructive force, a current teammate has labelled him as not “much of a team player”. {{more}}

Daren Ganga, captain of the West Indies ‘A’ team in Sri Lanka, Monday said that Lara had a lot to learn about human relationships.

Additionally, Ganga feels current captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul needs to communicate more with the players.

Ganga’s comments on Lara come two months after Ridley Jacobs, the former West Indies wicket-keeper, said Lara had occasionally behaved selfishly with regard to team interests and turned out to be a destructive force in the team.

“The records show that when he [Lara] plays, other players struggle,” Ganga said.

“And I don’t think he is much of a team player in terms of what happens in the dressing-room. A caring sort of attitude is something he can work on and strengthen, in terms of wanting you to do well.

“Especially as a captain, I think you must be a good leader of men, and a good motivator. I think that when it comes to human relationships he has a lot to learn.”

Though Ganga felt that Chanderpaul was more of a team player, he was concerned about his communication skills and the influence he could have on the side.

“Shiv has got a very introspective sort of personality,” he said.

“He doesn’t speak that much and he is more laid back. As a leader, communication is important and I think Shiv struggles in that area, although he is a good team player.