Former Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji has hit out at India skipper Virat Kohli for his feedback on group’s cramped schedule in New Zealand. Five days after India defeated Australia within the third ODI of thee-match collection in Bengaluru, they locked horns in opposition to New Zealand within the first T20I of the 5-match collection in Auckland. This prompted Kohli to say that schedules must be drafted protecting in thoughts the huge variations in time sooner or later.
On the problem, Edulji advised Indian Express: “Virat complaining now is definitely strange, I feel that he is playing so much of cricket that he forgot that he has given OK for such a schedule. We didn’t force this on the players. They knew that they would be landing in New Zealand three days before. It’s written in the minutes. Only after they (players) gave their consent was it approved.”
On the ever of first T20I in opposition to New Zealand, Kohli had stated: “It is definitely getting closer and closer to landing at the stadium straight. That is how compressed the gap has become.”
“I think this kind of travel and coming to a place which is seven hours ahead of India time is difficult to adjust immediately. I am sure that these things will be taken into consideration much more in the future.”
“The last series we played against Australia was ODIs so we spent more time on the field, but we played a few T20s before that. Having played a lot more cricket than just T20s in the last three games, we will find it easier to come here and play even though with less time (to prepare),” the India skipper had stated.