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BCCI to organise training camps for Indian women's team

Mumbai, Jun 11 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will organise two training camps for the women's team in order to prepare them for a busy season ahead.

The camps - one for physical conditioning and the other for cricket practice - will be held on the eve of the tour of England in August.

The decision was taken during a meeting at the BCCI headquarters here under the chairmanship of Secretary Niranjan Shah.

The attendees comprised the members of the national (women's) selection committee, Indian captain Mithali Raj and vice-captain Jhulan Goswami.

Former India captains Diana Eduljee and Shanta Rangaswamy were also present.

Incidentally, 31 of the 35 female candidates who appeared for the Level-1 Coaching Examination conducted by the National Cricket Academy passed the tests. The roles of these candidates were discussed, and the objective of increasing the number of Level-II coaches, physios and trainers identified.

The former cricketers attending the meeting were requested to gather information on developmental activities in their respective zones, and focus on raising cricketing standards at all levels.

The Indian women's team has a packed schedule in the 2008-09 season with tours of England (August), Australia (November), the World Cup in Australia (March 2009) and the ICC World Twenty20 in England (June 2009).


Story first published: Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 17:40 [IST]
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