News in brief: 2 May 2007

The five-day conditioning camp of the Indian team for the tour of Bangladesh has seemingly started on the wrong footing. Sachin Tendulkar bruised his ankle while batting at the nets today during the Indian team’s preparatory camp in Kolkata ahead of the Bangladesh tour. Although unlikely, we would’nt be surprised if Sachin Tendulkar is ‘rested’ again for the first test and a youngster takes his place.

Speaking of youngsters, Parvin Amre thinks that the talented duo of Manoj Tewary and Rohit Sharma have a very good future in Indian cricket.

Former India captain Kapil Dev wants Tendulkar and Ganguly amoung others to interact with the National Cricket Academy trainees.

The BCCI has no immediate plans to table a no-confidence motion against the International Cricket Council, contrary to reports appearing in the media. When will the BCCI appoint a full time media manager since most of us are tired of Niranan Shah’s shoot-from-the-hips comments?

After the World Cup disaster, the Pakistan team has found itself in a religious muddle. Check out this video report. and this interview with Pervez Mir, the manager of Pakistan’s World Cup cricket team.

– Vish


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