COA chief Vinod Rai empathises with Virat Kohli over cramped scheduling

Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 11:39 IST | PTI

Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai yesterday empathised with skipper Virat Kohli on the issue of cramped scheduling, saying that players' interest will be taken care of

Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai yesterday empathised with skipper Virat Kohli on the issue of cramped scheduling, saying that players' interest will be taken care of. India will finish their home series against Sri Lanka on December 24 before leaving for South Africa on December 28.

Vinod Rai
Vinod Rai

They are scheduled to play a two-day warm-up tie starting on December 30 before taking on South Africa in the first Test on January 5. "I totally empathise with Kohli. That is a fact. What we recognise as Future Tour Programme (FTP) has been drawn up such that all the state associations get chances to generate revenue by conducting matches. And unfortunately, it is the players because of whom these revenue comes and their interests are not taken care of. We will ensure that there is a balance in the three formats from next year," he added.

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