No pre-departure press conference by Indian team ahead of West Indies tour

File photo of India's captain Virat Kohli. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 28, 2019, 03.22 PM (IST)

India's tour of West Indies is set to start from August 3 but Virat Kohli-led team will not address any pre-departure press conference reported news agency ANI quoting a BCCI source.  

The T20Is will open the tour in Florida, the ODIs are lined up from August 8 and the Tests will take place from August 22 to September 3. 

"There will be no pre-departure press conference by the Indian team leaving for the West Indies," a BCCI source told ANI. 

The source further added, "There is no window for a press conference ahead of the departure. We tried but it was not possible."

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This is India's first assignment after the recently concluded Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, where India were knocked out of the tournament after losing to New Zealand in the semi-final. 

The current coaching staff, including head coach Ravi Shastri, was given a contract extension for the upcoming West Indies tour and India's home series against South Africa. 

Here's all the squads:

India's squad for 3 ODIs against WI: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini

India's squad for 3 T20Is against WI: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

India's squad for 2 Tests against WI: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav

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This is India's first assignment after the recently concluded Cricket World Cup where India were knocked out of the tournament in semis