VVS Laxman ruled out; Gilchrist is lead Deccan Chargers

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Hyderabad, May 13 (UNI) Deccan Chargers today announced that Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist would be leading the team in the absence of the inured Captain V V S Laxman in the DLF IPL League.

Laxman, who suffered an injury in his right hand during their match against Royal Challengers, Bangalore was ruled out after an MRI scan, the team management said in a statement here.

The team management announced that Adam Gilchrist would take over as the captain for the remaining matches. It also announced Rohit Sharma would be the new vice captain.

J Krishnan, CEO of the team, said ''Adam's contribution in all aspects of building the team has been invaluable. His positive attitude, limitless energy and astute leadership skills would make a significant impact on the team.

''Rohit has been displaying temendous responsibility and maturity in the way he has been adapting to different situations,'' he said UNI DB VV AB KN2054

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