The Mumbai Mirror has reported on Friday (22 June) that Virat Kohli-led Indian Cricket Team will be heading to Ireland and England without the customary and mandatory recce.
It is being said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) haven't sent a team (recce) to both countries to appraise the conditions here before making the final announcement for Team India to get ready to leave for the tours.
It has also said that the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) officials are also not aware of the development regarding the compulsory recce –an inspection practice every touring national team follows before visiting any country.
It was the first time since past three tours in 2007, 2011 and 2014 when the logistics manager’s pre-tour trip was canceled to visit Ireland and England for the upcoming series.
Men in Blue are all set to leave for Ireland on Saturday (23 June) for the limited-overs’ series and then they will directly fly for England, where they will stay around three months for a full-fledged series comprising with three T20Is, three One Day Internationals and five Tests.
Meanwhile, Logistics manager Mayank Parikh was due to visit Ireland and England after the conclusion of the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but could not go.
Interestingly, even the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai also wasn’t aware why a delegate was not sent for the recce in England and Ireland.