Kochi ODI: West Indies skip practice, pre-match briefing

Kochi: The West Indies cricket team yesterday skipped its final pre-match practice session and the press conference that was to follow, creating quite a stir ahead of the first one-day international against India here today.

Windies skipper Dwayne Bravo
Windies skipper Dwayne Bravo

Hosts India and the West Indies will commence the five-match ODI series from today. Even as the scribes sought to know the reason behind the miss, official sources said “perhaps their team management meeting was still continuing and that should be the reason for their not showing up at the ground”.

The visiting side was scheduled to have a training session from 1 pm followed by a media briefing at 4 pm at the Nehru Stadium. The West Indies team management did not give any reasons for turning up.

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