The BCCI has decided to request the England and Wales Cricket Board to arrange a couple of warm-up gamew for the Indian cricket team before the start of the five-Test series against England from August 4.
Notably, there is a six-week-long gap between now and the start of the England Test series. The WTC final is now already over and as per a report in the Indian Express, Jay Shah, the BCCI vice-president, has spoken to the Indian team management and the decision has been taken collectively.
“Jay (Shah) will be speaking to ECB and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Harrison to make an arrangement for two warm-up games before the five Test match series,” BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal told the Indian Express.
As India lost the WTC final against New Zealand, it was also said that lack of practise games hurt the Indian team’s prepration and looking at that aspect, the board is also in favour of some warm-up matches before the England series.