Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shikhar Dhawan part of ‘Fine Committee’ formed by Anil Kumble

Team India s new head coach Anil Kumble has been making the heads turn ever since he took over the coveted post. He has come in as a fresh change and introduced a slew of innovative ideas in the way team practices and unwinds after a day full of hard work. And now, after taking care of work and fun, the coach has introduced a concept which will take care of team discipline. ALSO READ: Late for Team India bus? Pay a fine of US$50 fine!

Kumble has reportedly formed a Fine Committee to punish the late comers with a $50 fine. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been appointed as the chairman of the committee while batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan will assist him in his work. Pujara will collect the fines for the committee while Gabbar Dhawan will take the grievance appeals. The funds collected from the move would be utilized for philanthropic purposes.

A report from Sportskeeda quoted Bhuvneshwar as saying, We have a Fine Committee now. It relates to punctuality and other rules which have been framed (for the players). If players don’t arrive on time and if there is any other related issues (indiscipline), they have to pay fines. I am the chairman, (Cheteshwar) Pujara will collect the fines and Shikhar (Dhawan) will take the appeals of those who feel they ve been fined wrongly. ALSO SEE: Watch Indian cricketers indulge in a chain game.

Bhuvneshwar further added, We ve had a trial run so far, but the committee s work actually started yesterday. No one has been fined yet. It s difficult to say who will give the most fines, it depends on punctuality and a lot of other things. What makes this concept nobler is the fact that the proceeds will go to charity. Whatever we collect, it will go to charity. We not yet decided which charity and so on, but that will be decided soon, said Bhuvneshwar.

Team India is currently preparing hard for the upcoming four-match Test series against West Indies which starts with the Antigua Test from July 21.