- Kohli, Dhoni and Shastri were pleased with the manner in which the meeting went and believe that the discussions were very “reasonable”
- The new Future Tours Program was presented to the team management and the latter looked content with the new model
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The Indian team management would like to avail a similar concession. An apt example is India’s tour of England starting July 2018. The Indian team is expected to leave sometime mid-June to play three T20Is, three ODIs and five Test matches on a tour that’ll last a little more than two-and-half-months.
He spoke his mind with the CoA in the Thursday meeting once again, insisting that certain firm resolutions need to be put in place. For instance, the Team India management specifically wants international cricket scheduling to be done in a way where there’s time before and after each marquee event for cricketers to get their intensity back. “There needs to be proper time given to warm-ups ahead of big tours and enough time to acclimatise. The team management has been very specific about this,” sources privy to the details of the meeting said.
The new Future Tours Program, that lists down India’s prerogatives as much as the home and away commitments starting post the 2019 World Cup, was presented to the team management and the latter looked content with the new model.