Indian squad's camp shifted to Eden Gardens
The Indian squad's two-day conditioning camp in Kolkata from November 2 in preparation for the home series against Pakistan, has been shifted to the Eden Gardens from the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CCFC). The Indian board has agreed to postpone the Ranji Trophy Super League match between Bengal and Hyderabad to November 4 to accommodate the camp.
"Eden [Gardens] has superb world-class facilities including floodlights and indoor practice arrangements which were not there at the CCFC. We were earlier forced to opt for the CCFC as Eden was not available," Prasun Mukherjee, the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, told PTI. "But I managed to convince the BCCI that the camp should be held at the Eden [Gardens] so as to give the Indian players the very best of infrastructural support before such an important series."
Another reason given by Mukherjee for shifting the camp was that the Eden Gardens had floodlights, which would help the Indian team as three of the five ODIs against Pakistan were day-night matches.
Mukherjee said the BCCI had decided to shift the camp to the Eden Gardens after speaking to officials from the Hyderabad Cricket Association. Meanwhile, the Hyderabad squad are likely to have their nets at Sourav Ganguly's academy in Salt Lake.