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Gilchrist named Chargers vice captain

Just-retired wicketkeeping great Adam Gilchrist will serve as deputy to stylish Indian batsman VVS Laxman of Hyderabad's Indian Premier League team Deccan Chargers.

Gilchrist, who quit the game after the controversy-ridden India's recent tour to Australia, said he was looking forward to utilise his vast international experience to support the growth of young cricketers in the Hyderabad team.

"Boundary lines only exist on cricket grounds but there will be no boundaries within the team players," Gilchrist said in a message during the unveiling of name, logo, flag and anthem of the Hyderabad team.

He expressed his appreciation of the Hyderabad cricket fans and said "they were extremely knowledgeable and terrific supporters of the game".

Captain Laxman said, "It is an honour to be the captain of such a wonderful team of international players, each a match winner in his own right. The IPL Twenty20 would provide a great platform for younger players to play alongside with international greats and hone their skills."

The logo of the team, owned by Deccan Chronicle, will be a charging bull.

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