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Team India to embark on 'Mission Secret'

The players would go to an undisclosed place and will be kept away from media for 3 days.
None | By United News of India, Bangalore
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2006 11:31 AM IST

The plans for the first three days of the training for Team India are being kept under wraps as the players get set to embark on a 'Mission Secret' on Wednesday.

The Sri Lanka-bound Indian players were expected to reach here by Tuesday evening, before leaving to an undisclosed place on Wednesday for a three-day stay.

Whether they would indulge in adventure sports or martial arts or strain their muscles in some other arduous fashion is being kept a secret as Team India starts the week-long fitness training camp, following which they would have net practice before leaving for Colombo on August 10 for the tri-series with Sri Lanka and South Africa.

A day ahead of the camp, team trainer Gregory Allen King told newspersons here that the players would do group training and leadership activities.

"The schedule for the next three days is a surprise, even for the players," he added.

Apart from their exclusive attention to training, the players would also be kept away from media glare during the three days.

To a question, King said, "We want to try different kinds of training to keep the players fully fit. At the same time, it does not mean the players are weak in any respect. Only thing is we don't want to take any chance as far as fitness is concerned."

On their return on July 29, the players will undergo medical, personal and muscle assessment. In the evening, the players would undergo a relaxation session, involving yoga, swimming and Tai-chi, to improve concentration.

The players fitness would be assessed at the National Cricket Academy in the morning and they would be kept engaged in the field in the afternoon.

On the penultimate day, the team would again have an indoor session and evening field activity.

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