Briefly Cricket: Talent hunt unearths net bowlers for Team India

Talent hunt unearths net bowlers for Team India

Bangalore: India's top order will face 15 unknown net bowlers, sourced from outside the domestic system, during their three-day preparatory camp at the Chinnaswamy stadium, which began on Saturday. These bowlers, comprising of nine pacers and six spinners, have been picked from open trials at various cities before being sent to regional academies in Mumbai, Chennai and Mohali to work on their skills. The programme is the brainchild of chief selector Sandeep Patil, who was the NCA's former director of operations. These 'net bowlers' will look to reduce the workload on the Indian bowlers during the camp ahead of the challenging series against the Australians.

Minor fire breaks out at Chinnaswamy stadium

Bangalore: A minor fire broke out at Chinnaswamy stadium where the Indian cricket team began their three-day training camp ahead of their Test series against Australia. The incident did not disrupt their practice session. The fire broke out at the Members Stand when a white cloth placed as a temporary sightscreen caught fire as a consequence of maintenance work which involved a bit of welding, Karnataka State Cricket Association secretary Javagal Srinath said in a statement. "Practice wasn't affected in any way, with a new sightscreen deployed immediately afterwards," Srinath said.

Spate of resignations after PSL postponement

karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board's Super League Twenty20 has hit trouble even before it has started with the resignation of a top official associated with the League indicating a lack of consensus over the decision to postpone the event. According to sources in the board, Khurrum Malik, who was head of commercial operations for the PSL, had submitted his resignation yesterday, two days after the board issued a press release confirming that Managing Director Sarwar Salman Butt had resigned. Butt's resignation came few days after the PCB announced the postponement of the PSL, which was due to be held from March 26 to April 7. The board, while postponing the event, cited time constraints as the major reason for the decision. The source said that Malik had resigned citing personal reasons.

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