India head coach Anil Kumble has introduced some stringent rules for his team in the Caribbean ahead of their scheduled Test series against the West Indies, introducing a USD 50 fine for players who are late for the team bus.
Kumble, the former Indian captain, was appointed as the chief coach on June 23. He, along with the Test team, is already in the Caribbean for 4-match series.
Kumble has also fixed a time for the players to get their massages, aside from introducing the rule of holding an official meeting every fourth day, according to the report.
According to a source (travelling with the team), the paper quoted, "Everything is organised. Kumble wants players to understand the importance of discipline and, at the same time, give them freedom. He knows where to draw the line. The Indian team is scheduled to go for scuba diving in the coming days. These small things have been kept for the players to unwind".
“Players have been saying how the board doesn’t inform them about the schedule in advance. The BCCI will look into it and plan accordingly,” a BCCI official said.
Moreover, Kumble said, “As a coach, all I sought was organised preparations for the team and informed inputs to the captain and the team to strategise better. Inclusive of every player. You have to include every player.”