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KKR pre-tournament camp begins tomorrow

The Kolkata Knight Riders will start their preparation for the third Indian Premier League with a pre-tournament camp beginning here tomorrow.

cricket Updated: Feb 26, 2010 21:55 IST

The Kolkata Knight Riders will start their preparation for the third Indian Premier League with a pre-tournament camp beginning here tomorrow.

"Our players were busy with domestic commitments for the entire season. Now it is time to assemble and tune up
ahead of the IPL," Knight Riders CEO Joydeep Bhattacharya told PTI.

"Shah Rukh will be coming on March 3 and the camp will be conducted under the supervision of coach Dav Whatmore,
(mentor) Wasim Akram and (captain) Sourav Ganguly," Bhattacharya said.

Players will join the camp depending on availability as it will continue till the IPL begins on April 12, Bhattacharya
said.

Asked about the availibility of foreign players including their new recruit Shane Bond who is at present busy with New
Zealand's home series against Australia, he said, "They are expected, depending on their availibility."

The 1996 World Cup winning Sri Lankan coach, Whatmore, is already in town, while Akram will join the side on March 2.

The availability of Ganguly, who is representing Bengal in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, depends on the team's progress in
the National One-dayers in which they face Karnataka in the semi-final at Vadodara tomorrow.