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BCCI, NCA hold talks after Test debacle

Published: Monday, January 30, 2012, 19:08 [IST]
 
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Test debacle: BCCI, NCA hold talks

Jaipur, Jan 30: Stung by the debacle in Australia, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has held discussions with the National Cricket Academy officials in order to put in place corrective measures to avoid such humiliation in future.

Former India batsman Sandeep Patil, who is also the director of Cricket Operations at the NCA, conceded that the Indian team's dismal show in Australia is a cause of concern, but said elaborate plans have already been made to avoid such a scenario again.

"There were discussions between the BCCI and NCA and plans were put in place but I can't divulge the details," said Patil.

"The NCA is more concerned about preparations for various tours and various other aspects regarding the players. We have an injury management program in place and that is why we were able to keep fitness problems in check during the Australia tour.

"The NCA ensures that injuries, work load and fitness of the contracted players at all levels is monitored throughout the year and our recommendations and suggestions in this regard do carry weight in BCCI," he added.

The Indian cricket team suffered its second consecutive overseas series whitewash, receiving a 0-4 pounding at the hands of Australia in the just-concluded four-Test series. India also lost by a similar margin to England at their home soil last year.

PTI

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