Members of the Indian women’s cricket team participating in the ICC World Cup T20-2012, to be played in Sri Lanka in September – October 2012, has arrived here at the ACA Women’s Cricket Academy to undergo training.
The academy has achieved a rare distinction of hosting a training camp for the national team. Led by skipper Mithali Raj, the 30 probables announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India would undergo training here for 15 days. The BCCI would select 15 players, who would cross the shores to play the World Cup.
However, a wet morning greeted the players as a spell of heavy rain overnight cast a dampener on the training session. The probables did some running and stretches on the soggy ground and spent time in the gym toning their muscles.
For most of the players, this is their first visit to Guntur. The ACA, led by its secretary Gokaraju Ganga Raju, welcomed the players and assured that they would be provided with all facilities to make their stay comfortable. The probables would stay on the ACA premises and undergo training at the adjacent cricket ground. ACA director (Operations) M.S.K. Prasad and chairman of the academy J. Narendranath were present. Superintendent of Police, Guntur Urban, A. Ravikrishna, along with his family, too spent time with the players. Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj, who spoke on the occasion, hoped to bring home the World Cup.