Cape Town:Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan termed the removal of Sourav Ganguly from captaincy a "cricketing decision taken for the betterment of the team" and the former India captain was also involved in the decision making.
"It was a cricketing decision. People who have cricketing head and mind -- Dada (Ganguly), (John) Buchanan and team management -- had taken the decision. I hope it is for the betterment of the team," Shah Rukh said.
New Zealander Brendon McCullum was on Friday appointed captain in place last season skipper Ganguly, which set to rest weeks of speculation after KKR Director of Cricket Buchanan kicked up a controversy with his multiple captaincy idea.
Ganguly, on his part, said he "would not mind that" and now the focus should be on every team member performing well.
"It was a team decision. I don't mind that. Now everybody will have to perform if the team wants to do well in the tournament," he said.