Vaughan still skipper

England's chairman of selectors David Graveney has confirmed that Michael Vaughan will continue to lead the side when he returns from a knee injury.

Vaughan missed all of England's series in India after his longstanding knee problem flared up again, leading to suggestions that the 31-year-old may retire from the one-day game, to further his Test career.

But Graveney said the England and Wales Cricket Board was not discussing the possibility of captains for each for of the game.

Coincidentally that is how Vaughan rose to his current position, taking over from Nasser Hussain as the limited overs over captain, and then becoming the full captain later that year.

"It hasn't been a subject that has cropped up in my discussions - which have mainly been about support for Vaughan - or whatever discussions I've had with (coach) Duncan (Fletcher) when I've made contact with him in India." Graveney told AFP.

All-rounder Andrew Flintoff and Andrew Strauss have undertaken captaincy duties during the current tour in the absence of Vaughan and regular vice-captain Marcus Trescothick, who was sent home with an injury.

Vaughan has also made it clear he wants to continue as both Test and one-day captain, but has suggested he could retire from one-day cricket in the future.

"In the future if a stage comes whereby missing out on one form of the game will prolong my cricket for a few years then, of course, that decision will be made," he said.

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