August 13, 2022

Laxman to be named team manager for Ireland tour

Tour of India in Ireland: VVS Laxman is ready to take charge of the Indian squad for the two-game T20 series against Ireland in June. With Rahul Dravid set to travel to England with the Red Ball team for the 5th Single Test and Limited Series. Follow the IND vs IRE and India Tour of England live updates on InsideSport.IN.

As the two-game T20 series will be played on June 26-28, the red ball team will be busy playing a warm-up game against Leicestershire from June 24. As two different teams will be occupied simultaneously, BCCI has decided to send VVS Laxman as T20 team manager Dravid will be in England after completing the South African home series.

“Yes, there is a possibility that two teams could travel and the team that goes to Ireland, possibility that VVS Laxman will be given the role of team manager instead of manager and some officials are in contact with Laxman for the same thing” a BCCI insider source told ANI.

India Tour of Ireland: VVS Laxman will take charge of the Indian team for Ireland, Rahul Dravid will be part of the red ball team in England

India Tour of Ireland: VVS Laxman will take charge of the Indian team for Ireland, Rahul Dravid will be part of the red ball team in England

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After wrapping up the Irish tour, VVS Laxman will likely join the squad in England ahead of the 1st Test from July 1 in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The white ball team will play two preparation games on July 3 and 5.

India Tour of Ireland: VVS Laxman will take charge of the Indian team for Ireland, Rahul Dravid will be part of the red ball team in England

While it has been agreed that Rahul Dravid will leave for England with the England squad on June 15, he is now expected to stay until the end of the South African series. Rohit Sharma & Co will depart on June 15 while Dravid will join the team after completing the South African series on June 19.

As for the Ireland squad, BCCI will announce the squad after the South African series is over. The likes of Rahul Tewatia, Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson are likely to be called up for the Irish series.

India Tour of Ireland: VVS Laxman will take charge of the Indian team for Ireland, Rahul Dravid will be part of the red ball team in England

Tour of Britain in India schedule:

  • Four-day warm-up against Leicestershire County Cricket Club – June 24-27
  • India A v Derbyshire T20: 1st of July
  • India vs England 5th Test – July 1-5 @ Birmingham
  • India A v Northamptonshire: July 3
  • IND against ENG 1st T20: July 7 @ Southampton
  • IND against ENG 2nd T20: July 9 @ Birmingham
  • IND against ENG 3rd T20: July 10 @ Nottingham
  • IND v ENG 1st ODI: July 12 @ Kennington Oval
  • IND v ENG 2nd ODI: July 14 @ Lord
  • IND v ENG 3rd ODI: July 17 @Manchester

Timetable for the Tour of Ireland in India:

  • IND against IRE 1st T20: June 26
  • IND against IRE 2nd T20: June 28

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