Chandu Borde (chairman), Ambar Roy, M M Sood, Kripal Singh, Hanumant Singh met in New Delhi.
Kapil Dev was appointed captain for the England tour on 2 March.
Unavailable:S M H Kirmani
Tour Party Announced : 18 March
The teams were chosen for the Australasia Cup (one-day internationals) in Sharjah, as well as England.
Not selected:L Sivaramakrishnan, Lalchand Rajput and Goan all-rounder Sanju Mudkavi.Chandu Borde was also criticised for not pushing the case for Maharashtra's batsman Milind Gunjal to be selected for the tour.
Madan Lal and Kirti Azad were chosen for the Sharjah one-day matches only. Sandeep Patil was recalled.
Time between selection and departure from India
(18 March - 26 April)
A conditioning camp, under coach Gurcharan Singh and physical conditioning expert, Captain Dogra, took place in Bangalore between 20 and 29 March. A drought relief fund match between the touring party and Rest of India XI was played in front of 20 000 fans at Chinnaswamy Stadium on 23 March.
The team left Bombay for Frankfurt in the early hours of Saturday 26 April, and took an interconnecting flight to Amsterdam. After three matches in Holland on 27, 28, 29 April, they flew in to London on Wednesday 30 April.
Kapil Dev skipped the Holland tour and joined the team in England.
Time spent in England
(30 April- 16 July 1986)
S Madan Lal(D), 35, was summoned from his Central Lancashire League club, Ashton-under-Lyne, for his experience of English conditions when Chetan Sharma was unfit for the 2nd Test match.
•Kapil Dev hit three 4s and a six in one over to get the winning runs at Lord's. It was his first victory in 21 Tests as India's captain, and India's first Test victory at Lord's
•India's most decisive 'away' triumph (if you count the whole sub-continent as 'home') was made possible by the performances of Chetan Sharma, Roger Binny and Madan Lal in support of their captain’s bowling.
•Vengsarkar became the first overseas batsman to score three hundreds in Test matches at Lord's.
Other first-class matches
† Minor matches
Return to India
Departure was on 16 July 1986.Six members of the team (Azharuddin, More, Yadav, Binny, Srikkanth and C Sharma) returned to India with second official Prabhudesai. They landed at Bombay on 18 July.
Others, including Kapil Dev and Manager Raj Singh Dungarpur, stayed back in England or went to United States on a private tour.
Time away from India
83 days(26 April to 18 July)
Members of the 1986 tour party including manager and assistant were awarded a Rs 10 000 bonus.