Recently, Virat Kohli requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) asking to extend the stay period for the spouses on the foreign tours. Meanwhile, in the latest meeting in Hyderabad, the BCCI addressed the application and took the decision. As per the reports by Mumbai Mirror, it comes to know the Indian Cricket Board wants to follow the policy which is in place by Cricket Australia. So, the delay continues on the final decision for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s request.
Want to be a professional cricketer?
Allow wives on complete foreign tours – Virat Kohli
As per this policy, the CA works with the Australian Cricketers Association (the players’ union) and then prepares a specified period for the families, which is called the family period. The period will depend on the length of the series and the place as well.
BCCI in no mood to change:
Meanwhile, it is learnt the officials are in not interested in changing the pattern until the upcoming 2019 World Cup. During ICC World Cup 2015, Wags weren’t allowed until semi-finals, which will be followed once again.
Speaking of the same, in the recent interview, Gautam Gambhir quoted the decision to have a family period will depend on the individual. He feels few players want family time while few players would like to concentrate on their game.
“The player opinion varies. Only an individual can say because the individual has to play a Test match. Some want the family to be there for the whole tour. While others want little family time and they try to concentrate (on cricket),” Gambhir told India Today.
However, it would be interesting to see how the things would pan out. Most probably, BCCI will change the rule, as per Virat Kohli’s request once the 2019 World Cup concludes.