Team India unhappy with Edgbaston practice facility

Team India unhappy with Edgbaston practice facility

Source : AGENCIES
Last Updated: Fri, Jun 02, 2017 12:28 hrs

Amid the growing row between head coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli, Team India encountered a new problem when they landed for practice at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

Although both Kohli and Kumble are sharing cold vibes, both the coach and skipper expressed their displeasure over the practice facilities at the ground.

Ahead of the marquee clash against Pakistan, India's first training session began on Thursday and they were allocated the practice arena adjacent to the main stadium in Birmingham.

However, with the ground size being small, both Kumble and Kohli sent feelers through manager Kapil Malhotra to sort the issue with Warwickshire local authorities.

It was learnt that the likes of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya, all of whom have a 30-yard run-up, couldn't bowl full tilt at the nets as the distance wasn't long enough.

The Indian team wanted to practice at the main arena but were denied a chance as Australia and New Zealand who are due to play their Group match on Friday were given access to the main ground.

The Pakistan team also practised at the same ground but since they have been camping in Birmingham for the past week, have had access to the main practice arena.

India will only get a feel of the main turf on Saturday, prior to the marquee clash.