The Indian cricket team is likely to have a national camp before the tour of Australia


Retrieved 13 May 2020, 17:21 IST

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Virat Kohli and Ravi Shatri need to give green signal for Indian cricket team’s national camp

Not too long ago Indian cricket team There used to be a national preparatory camp before a big tour but it was abandoned due to the team’s tight schedule. However, the camps may return to the coronavirus post on Wednesday, the source told Sportsaida on Wednesday.

No Indian cricket team has decided to hold a national camp before moving to Australia Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Officially, however, the board captain is open to the idea if Virat Kohli And head coach Ravi Shastri wanted it.

Sources confirmed that the Indian cricket team management had asked for a camp under the former head coach. Anil Kumble More than three years ago, when MS Dhoni He was still the ODI captain.

However, after Dhoni went to Kohli on the baton of ODI captaincy, he canceled this first camp before the one-day series at home against England.

Sources said Kohli has not volunteered for any camp since then. As luck would have it, even Shastri never took the initiative to run a national camp. Of these, India have lost several Test series in South Africa, England and New Zealand between 201 and 2020.

Sourav Ganguly often conducted the national camp of the Indian cricket team

Last year, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly hinted at involving Shastri while he was the national coach at the National Cricket Academy. However, nothing more was said after that.

The Indian cricket team management was clear about not having a national cricket preparation camp because of the potential rise. However, once international cricket resumes, it will return to Square One again.

Sources said that since Kohli was not very interested in the national camp, the BCCI did not take the initiative to organize it. Give with the scriptures.

“But if the team management asks for a camp tomorrow, the BCCI is ready,” a source said, adding that Sourav Ganguly himself had called for such a camp before the big series as captain and selected bowlers from across the country in their presence. .

Earlier, there were also suggestions from former BCCI officials to organize such national cricket team camps at higher altitudes on fast tracks before important voyages in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Sources also indicated that organizing the preparation camp is not a closed chapter, but the relentless efforts on the part of the team will see the light of day.

“A coach like Kumble has always been in favor of a camp before a big series and now relying on the punishment that he will set foot and organize one. In the absence of match exposure the team can still ask for a camp before the tour of Australia. What I see will run again, “added another source.