Team India seen at Eden Gardens on Tuesday © IANS
Team India seen at Eden Gardens on Tuesday © IANS

Kolkata:  The Indian cricket team on Wednesday cancelled its scheduled training session on the eve of the first Test against Sri Lanka due to inclement weather.
“Due to rainy weather, practice has been cancelled. The team will remain confined to hotel today,” an India team management official said. The skies were overcast and a slight drizzle hit the city on Wednesday which meant even if Virat Kohli and Co. hit the venue for their 9 a.m. training, they would be confined to indoor facilities of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

“Light rain will continue for the next two days. The weather will clear up only after that,” a weather department official said. India blanked Sri Lanka 9-0 across all formats a few months ago at the latter’s own backyard, and will be hoping for similar results when the two sides meet again at home.

On the flip-side, the Sri Lankans had an extended practice session on Tuesday as they dropped in at the Eden Gardens one hour before schedule and trained for four hours ahead of the first Test against India. Scheduled to train from 9am, the Lankans did not mind turning up an hour before and the main drill centred around batting, supervised by batting coach Thilan Samaraweera.

[Inputs from PTI]