Virat Kohli, Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, had recently requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow wives of cricketers to accompany them for the entire duration of India’s overseas tours.
However, the BCCI has turned down Kohli’s request and conveyed his plea to the Supreme-Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) regarding the same.
According to the current rules, the wives and girlfriends of Indian cricketers are allowed to stay with them for up to two weeks on foreign tours, while an overseas visit is more than one month, and Kohli’s request is directly hinted at the change of the current policy.
Reacting to Kohli’s request, Sources in the CoA told ANI that they wouldn't take any decision immediately, saying there is no scope for any changes in the policies at the moment.
Reportedly, the CoA has also asked Indian cricket team manager Sunil Subramaniam to make a formal request to change the rule of the long-debated matter.
A source told The Indian Express, “The request was made a few weeks back but as it is a BCCI policy decision, the manager will have to submit a formal request first. Anushka has been traveling with Kohli overseas, however, Kohli now wants the old rule to be abolished and a new policy should come up where wives should be allowed to travel with the Indian team.”
While another source told ANI, “Yes he (Virat) had requested, but we are not going to take any decision soon. We have said that we will leave it to the new office bearers. The policy will not change now.”
Noteworthy, India is currently playing two-match Test series against the West Indies at home, they will also play 5 One Day Internationals and 3 T20 International, then will fly Australia for a full series in the last week of November 2018.
(Input: Times Now Digital)