The Indian cricket team has to tour England once again in August. During this, the team will play a five-Test series against England. Before the start of the series, the Indian team wanted to play a practice match here but their request was rejected. Now Indian captain Virat Kohli has given his response regarding this. Kohli said that his team wanted to play a warm-up match ahead of the series against England but did not know why their request was turned down.
Let us tell you that even before the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, India did not get to play a single practice match. At the same time, the New Zealand team played a two-Test series against England before this final match. After the final, the Indian team has now got a three-week break and the team will once again reach Nottingham, England on July 14, where the Test series will start from August 4.
we wanted to play practice matches
Asked at the virtual press conference after the WTC final if a first-class match would have been better before the series, skipper Kohli said, “It depends on the scheduler of the series. It’s not up to us. We are going to play practice matches.” wanted but we didn’t get it and I don’t know what is the reason for that.” At the same time, the Indian captain described the time of three weeks for the upcoming Test series as sufficient for the preparations. “We have a lot of time to prepare for the Test series,” he said.
The BCCI had asked the England and Wales Cricket Board to cancel two official first-class matches that the Indian team was to play in July. A board source said, “The India A team tour is also scheduled to take place at the same time. There were two official first-class matches to be held between India and India A but those matches were canceled after talks with the ECB and the domestic season of England cricket. The match against the county team is also not possible due to the start.
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