Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. Credit: Getty Images

Well, of late, Indian cricketers spent their most of the time in overseas with the series being scheduled in South Africa, England, Australia and currently, in New Zealand. The planning of rooms, travel and convenience of the players is a major task for the logistics manager of BCCI, especially, in overseas tours.

In between, the latest rule of allowing players to travel with their wives has become an extra burden on the manager’s shoulders. Though players are carrying the burden of prices, the management feels that it is not about the money. They added that it is about the arrangements for the families and the travelling during the matches.

Further, he went on to give an example citing that they have booked a couple of busses in the recently concluded tour to Australia. Yet, they found it tough to manage with the capacity being around 40 members. The manager believes that it is pretty tough to manage things logistically.

Virat Kohli, BCCI, Indian National Cricket Team., Cricketers Families
Indian Cricketer’s wives. (Credits -Twitter)

It would be a logistical nightmare – BCCI Official

Earlier, it is used to be 2 weeks for the families to stay with the squad. But, after the request made by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, it has changed that the families can join the team after the initial 10 days. What came as a surprise for the logistics manager is that players, who aren’t regular in the team are also travelling with families.

“If the team is travelling with less number of members, it is easier to manage. It’s easy for BCCI staff to make off-field arrangements. From booking tickets to rooms, the entire management of handling the arrangement is with BCCI. It would be a logistical nightmare of this arrangement. If families travelling with the players – continues to be there in England for the entire duration of the World Cup,” a BCCI official told TOI on Thursday.

BCCI, Virat Kohli, Spouses, WAGs
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“It is difficult to manage all of them together. There is also the problem of arranging match tickets for their families. It has to be regulated. This is not a question of money,” the official added

Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for the concerned manager. Most probably, they would take the measures ahead of the grand event ICC World Cup 2019. It is to be played in England for a lengthy period.


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