India in Pakistan 2003-04 March 1, 2004

Kapil named bowling coach for Pakistan tour camp

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Kapil Dev will coach India's bowlers at the preparation camp
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Kapil Dev has been named bowling coach for the Indian team's preparation camp before the Pakistan tour.

According to a report by the Press Trust of India, Jagmohan Dalmiya, the head of the Indian cricket board, announced that Kapil would coach the bowlers during the three-day camp in Kolkata from March 7 to 9, but would not accompany the team to Pakistan.

A spate of injuries during the recent tour of Australia left India's bowling attack bereft of experience, and Kapil's experience of Pakistan's conditions could assist the bowlers. Kapil has played 29 Tests against Pakistan and claimed 99 wickets at an average of 30.12, besides scoring 1054 runs at 27.02.