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COA Meet on Wednesday: Team management, selectors to discuss "communication" issues, Oz tour

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The communication issues between players and selectors and a roadmap for the tour of will top the agenda when the (COA) meets India's coach and along with the selection panel on Wednesday.

The meeting, which is scheduled in Hyderabad, will also address a few core issues like the code of conduct for centrally-contracted players, and requirement of extra support staff. vice-will also be a part of the deliberations.

The big issue will be the communication channel between the team management, selectors and discarded players.

Recently, and went on record stating that there was "no communication" from either the selectors or the team management, an allegation emphatically denied by of selectors MSK Prasad and COA

While Prasad has said that his colleague has spoken to the concerned players, Indian refrained from making any comments on the issue.

and Nair's public statements on the selection committee are being considered a violation of the 'Code of Conduct' for the centrally-contracted players.

"Obviously, the matter will be raised at the meeting. The BCCI has maintained that Vijay is not giving the true picture. Gandhi explained the position of selectors to Vijay in presence of Sunil Subramanium," a told today.

It is unlikely that any decision on Kohli's request to have the wives of players and support staff being allowed for the full duration of overseas tours being sanctioned immediately.

The main issue will be preparation for the tour of that starts with a three-match T20 series on November 21.

But the main discussion will be centred around the four-Test series beginning December 6 in

The Indian team management has already asked for an extra tour game before the first Test in order to prepare better.

had responded positively to the request and are in the process of arranging an extra tour game.

Some of the Test specialists like Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara are expected to travel to with the A team in order to get ready for the Australia series.

There are talks of having a specialist spin coach with the Indian team as the slow bowlers have struggled outside the sub-continent.

Names like Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and are doing rounds in case the COA gives a go-ahead to appoint a new spin consultant.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 19:05 IST