Itinerary irks Indian captain
The Indian team is not happy with the fact that they have 10 days between their first game against England on Sunday and the next against West Indies.india Updated: Oct 15, 2006 12:52 IST
The Indian team is not happy with the fact that they have 10 days between their first game against England on Sunday and the next, against the West Indies at Ahmedabad on October 26.
Indian skipper Rahul Dravid on Saturday admitted that India could lose momentum because of the gap.
“It is disappointing to have 10 days between the games,” said Dravid. “It could cause some problems.” He said he understood that the scheduling was done keeping in mind the fact that the ICC wanted India to play the first and last game but said it wasn't an ideal situation.
“It was similar during the Champions Trophy last time when we had to play the first game against Kenya and then had a big break before having to play Pakistan. I have no issues in the sense that we get some time off over Diwali to see our families before getting together a couple of days before the next game, but maybe this should be looked into.”
Empty days between matches
England: Max 6 days: Oct 15, Oct 21, Oct 28
Pakistan: Max 7 days: Oct 17, Oct 25, Oct 27
South Africa: Max 7 days: Oct 16, Oct 24, Oct 27
Australia: Max 7 days: Oct 18, Oct 21, Oct 29
New Zealand: Max 4 days: Oct 16, Oct 20, Oct 25
India: Max 10 days: Oct 15, Oct 26, Oct 29