Indian Team under ex-servicemen~~s tutelage

Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:Mystery shrouding Team India's first three days of the week-long fitness camp was today unravelled with the Sri Lankan tri-series bound players reaching the Pegasus Centre for Excellence, 55 km from here, for a strenuous workout.

The 'Mission Secret,' to keep the media at bay and enable players concentrate on the camp, was in preparation for next month's tri-series in Sri Lanka with South Africa being the third team.

The 15-member team, led by Rahul Dravid, would be trained by former Indian Army and Air Force officers, sources told UNI.

Pegasus Centre for Excellence, started nine years ago and generally used by corporates, provided fun-filled conditioning by adopting army training techniques to improve physical and mental strength of the players.

The players would engage in water-based activities, rock climbing and obstacle courses under the watchful eyes of Team Trainer Gregory Allen King and Bio Mechanist Ian Frazer. Besides, they would also imparted leadership qualities.

Earlier, rumours had it that the players were bound to a paramilitary training centre at Yelahanka, about 15 km from the city.

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