After a long flight from India, during which head coach Anil Kumble saw his baggage misplaced, Virat Kohli’s India is already enjoying the sun and sand of Caribbean beaches.
India will open their tour with a two-day warm-up game against the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI at Warner Park, St Kitts from Saturday. A second practice match, a three-day affair, will start at the same venue from July 14.
Kohli is leading a young team to the West Indies. The squad has found the perfect way to unwind and keep themselves fit for the long tour which ends on August 22. The first Test will be played in Antigua’s Sir Vivian Richards Stadium from July 21.
St Kitts is among the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Nicknamed the ‘Sugar City’, it is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on the west and Atlantic Ocean in the east.
Basseterre, the capital city, has a port and is relatively one of the newest cricket venues in the West Indies.
It is impossible not to play beach volleyball in the Caribbean. The Indian team will have a full-fledged training session on Friday ahead of Saturday’s practice game.