After Indian skipper Virat Kohli put in a request to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to extend the stay of wives and girlfriends (WAG) during the team’s tours abroad, BCCI has finally come to a conclusion.
The matter was discussed between Team India members and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in a meeting. As per a report published in Mumbai Mirror, CoA wants to follow the policy which is in place under Cricket Australia (CA).
As per their policy, CA works with Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) and then they chalk out a certain period for the families. The time is called ‘family period’ and keeps varying as per the length of the tour and the format of the series.
However, the Indian cricket board is in no mood change the set precedent ahead of the limited overs World Cup.
During the 2015 World Cup that was played in Australia/New Zealand, the WAGs were not allowed till the semi-finals and the same policy will be employed during the 2019 WC in England.
Earlier, talking to India Today on the same issue, Gautam Gambhir said, “The player’s opinion varies. Only an individual can say because the individual has to play a Test match. Some want family to be there for the whole tour while others want little family time and they try to concentrate (on cricket).”