Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) secretary M.V. Sridhar, who will be donning the role of the manager of the Indian cricket team for the forthcoming tri-series in West Indies from June 28, plans to hold interactions with the West Indian greats to inspire the young Indian cricketers.

It will be the second such assignment for the former Ranji cricketer having done the job before as he was the manager of the team during the controversial tour of Australia a few years ago when the Harbhajan Singh-Andrew Symonds infamous ‘Monkeygate’ scandal blew up. “Hopefully, I would not be seeing even a tinge of that on this tour,” he quipped.

On a more serious note, Mr. Sridhar believes that the WI tour can be very demanding. “I am aware of what the players would be expecting from me,” he said. The 46-year-old is going to the Caribbean for the first time and is naturally excited about meeting the West Indian greats, Sir Viv Richards and Sir Garfield Sobers.

“I would love to make them interact with the youngsters,” said Mr. Sridhar. He was also thrilled that the BCCI chose a HCA office-bearer. He will be joining the Indian team in England before going to the Caribbean.

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