New cricket advisory panel to meet in Kolkata today

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KOLKATA: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) handed over the reins of U-19 and India ‘A ‘ to former captain Rahul Dravid following the first meeting of its high-profile advisory committee on Saturday.

It is likely that the Dalmiya and Thakur would seek the trio’s opinion on the appointment of support staff for the national team.It will also be clear whether anyone among the three will be traveling to Bangladesh with the team, or it will entirely be an Indian support staff for the upcoming tour.

Ganguly, who is also the secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), is in Kolkata, and Laxman will also be in the city for CAB’s Vision 2020 project.The venue for the meeting is still unknown.

The Virat Kohli-led Indian team on Friday arrived in batches at the city ahead of their two day training camp at the Eden Gardens.

The team will set out for Bangladesh on Monday morning after their fitness test here which is scheduled for Saturday evening.”The fitness test is likely to take place at around 3.30 p.m. on Saturday,” said a Cricket Association of Bengal source.

First to land in the city was skipper Kohli followed by team director Ravi Shastri. Middle order bat Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma and Lokesh Rahul were the next players to arrive at the airport. Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav and veteran offie Harbhajan Singh are yet to fly in.

After Sunday’s practice session, Kohli is slated to address the media in the evening.The Indians are slated to play a Test match followed by three One-Day Internationals during the trip that ends with an ODI on June 24.
 

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