All the more bizarre were contradictory statements given by India A coach Lalchand Rajput and DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan.
When Rajput was asked as to whether they had intimated the local association about need for a number of net bowlers, he said, "Yes, we had intimated them."
So why wasn't it arranged, the former India player politely replied, "You should ask the host association."
When Chauhan was asked the same question, his answer was radically opposite of what Rajput told media.
"It was the duty of the team management to inform us about their requirement. They have told us today only and we would be arranging for some good net bowlers for the next two days," Chauhan said.
"Also we have allowed them to practice on the centre wickets which normally we don't allow. Just because, the practice wickets weren't good enough, we have allowed them to practice."
It was surprising that the matter was not sorted out as both Rajput and Chauhan were present in Chennai a day before for collecting their one-time benefit cheques.
Today, it was bowlers like Parvinder Awana, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Akshay Darekar who did bulk of the bowling in extremely hot conditions. MORE