Kiwis in India - Brown in India to finalise logistical details

Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 21:39 [IST]
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General manager (operations) of Cricket Australia Michael Brown is now on a tour of different venues across the country where Australia would play in the tournament discussing various details like travelling and lodging arrangements and practice facilities with the respective local organisers.In the maiden leg of his tour, Brown visited the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) headquarters at Eden Gardens here on Tuesday and held parleys with CAB officials.

''He has mainly come to see the arrangements in small centres like Gwalior, Guwahati, Pune and Faridabad,'' CAB official Goutam Dasgupta, who held parleys with Brown, told on Wednesday.Dasgupta said Brown enquired at length on the arrangements for team movement for the final to be played at the Eden on November 18.

''Though he made Kolkata his first stopover, he did not visit the ground,'' he said.New Zealand is the third side in the tournament, which starts from October 23.Brown left for Mumbai last night. PTI

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