Mumbai: Ranjib Biswal's report to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has highlighted the need to prepare the Indian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh next year.
With only 10 months to go for the quadrennial event, Biswal, according to sources, has advised the BCCI to offer maximum opportunities to prepare the team to play on tracks that encourage bounce. Biswal was the manager of the Indian team for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.
The India under-19 captain in 1990 and a first class cricketer for Orissa and East Zone thereafter and a former Congress Member of Parliament from Jagatsinghpur (1996 and 1998) apparently has not touched upon the aspects of “pace and short ball,” but underlined the importance of physical conditioning and fitness issues.
Biswal has also mentioned in his report (that was submitted to the BCCI here at the Cricket Centre on Saturday) that the Indian players were not involved in any brawl at the Mexican restaurant in St. Lucia. — Special Correspondent