Opening day of camp called off because of rain

Updated: Jun 11, 2010, 18:36 PM IST

Chennai: Training on the opening day of the Indian cricket team’s preparatory camp for the Asia Cup was called off because of inclement weather here on Friday.

Rains since morning forced the team management to call off the day’s practice session.

Eight cricketers have assembled here for a two-day camp ahead of the Asia Cup beginning in Sri Lanka from June 15.

Suresh Raina and six other Indian cricketers will fly directly to Colombo after completing their Twenty20 engagements against Zimbabwe.

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ashok Dinda and Pragyan Ojha, who are presently on national duty in Zimbabwe, were the other cricketers.

India will take on Bangladesh in their opening match of the Asia Cup on June 16, followed by a match against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 19.

PTI

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