Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is in the news again, though this time not for his batting brilliance. Kohli, who addressed a press conference ahead of the 2nd Sri Lanka Test, said his team did not have sufficient time to prepare for the high-profile South Africa series. On Friday, Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar backed Kohli over his scheduling comments and even offered some advice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He (Gavaskar) said that the Cricket Advisory Committee, of which Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly are part, should be involved in cricket administration and not just help pick a coach for the Indian team. “CAC has to come into the administrative picture as well. CAC is not there only to choose coaches, they should be asked to take part in administrative works too,” Gavaskar said.
“South Africa series announcement was very late and it hasn’t helped Indian cricket. For next year’s Australia and New Zealand tour, the planning has to be done now. In Australia, the Indian team should play at least three three-day matches,” Gavaskar said.