India cricket team trainer Shankar Basu takes a short break, Anand Date to replace him

Indian cricket team's strength and conditioning trainer Shankar Basu will be replaced by Anand Date for the limited overs series against England and the subsequent one-off Test against Bangladesh as the former has opted for a short break due to personal reasons.

 India cricket team trainer Shankar Basu takes a short break, Anand Date to replace him

Representational image. Getty images

"The BCCI would like to inform that Team India strength & conditioning trainer Mr Shankar Basu has opted for a break from the Paytm ODI Trophy - 2017, Paytm T20I Trophy - 2017 against England and one off Paytm Test match to be played against Bangladesh in February 2017 for personal reasons," the Cricket Board said in a statement.

"Mr Anand Date has been appointed the strength & conditioning trainer of the Indian team for these series," it added.

Highly rated by India captain Virat Kohli, Basu joined the team in June 2015 and was instrumental in introducing various new training methods.

Your guide to the latest cricket World Cup stories, analysis, reports, opinions, live updates and scores on https://www.firstpost.com/firstcricket/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019.html. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates throughout the ongoing event in England and Wales.

Updated Date: Jan 11, 2017 21:17:46 IST