New Delhi: International Cricket Council (ICC) expects Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to send a full-strength Indian side on the West Indies tour as per the commitment to the Future Tours Programme (FTP), ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Tuesday.

Lorgat was commenting on media reports that top Indian cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, skipper MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Gautam Gambhir have asked to be rested for the One-day series that will precede the Tests.

“I think it affects the brand of cricket. Everybody wants to see a full-strength side. The same applies to the IPL and any of the FTP commitments. Because of the volume of cricket, every individual player has to be managed,” said Lorgat during a TV news show.

“One or two stars asking for a rest is okay. If five or six stars do not want to go to the West Indies, then I think, it's not appropriate fulfillment of what has been committed to the FTP,” he added.

India will play a T20 International in Trinidad on June 4, five One-dayers and three Tests.

The Indian team is playing non-stop for some time now and got only six days rest after the World Cup before the Indian Premier league began.

(Agencies)