The Indian skipper Virat Kohli wants the Board of Control for Cricket in India to change a big rule. Kohli wants that the wives of all the players should be allowed for the whole duration of the foreign tour. As per the current rule of the BCCI, the wives of the players are allowed to travel with the team for a period of just two weeks.
The recently concluded tour of England was of almost two months duration. Thus, a period of just 14 days is a bit less, according to Indian skipper. Consequently, team India skipper has made a request to the Indian governing body to consider his proposal.
Kohli wants a change in the rule.
Thus, the sources say that the Committee of Administrators has asked the team manager, Sunil Subramaniam to submit a formal report. However, the Supreme Court appointed body is not going to take the decision any time soon.
“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,” a source said.
In fact, a report had also emerged recently which stated that Anushka Sharma is even attending the team’s meetings.
CoA will take time to come to a decision.
On the other hand, the support of the family on an overseas tour can be a pillar of strength. However, BCCI believes the players can also veer off the track as their main focus should be on the matches.
In the 2015 Ashes series, there were reports of a rift between the wives of Michael Clarke and David Warner. However, Candice Warner, wife of David Warner had shed light on the importance of family on foreign tours.
“I think a lot of them would be very unhappy if their kids and their partners weren’t here. There’s a lot of things we do behind the scenes that people don’t know to help get the boys on the field,” she had said.
Consequently, it would be interesting to note the final decision of CoA.