Wet start to Indian cricket camp

"In the camp, I am just trying to get used to the players. Probably because of the rain, practice will be a problem," said the newly-appointed coach Anil Kumble.

Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble talks to the media.   -  Bhagya Prakash K.

The Indian team’s preparatory camp, a prelude to the imminent tour of the West Indies, suffered a damp start at the National Cricket Academy here on Wednesday. Persistent rain forced Virat Kohli’s men to largely stay indoors at the NCA, where the regular fitness drills were conducted.

Later coach Anil Kumble said: “In the camp, I am just trying to get used to the players. Probably because of the rain, practice will be a problem.” He stressed that if the weather clears, the team’s focus will be on maximising its outdoor training stints besides playing a game at the Alur Ground, located in the city’s suburbs, probably on July 3.

The camp will conclude on July 4.India will play four Tests in the West Indies during July and August.