THE Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has chosen to not permit the Indian cricketers to take their wives and girlfriends (WAGs) along for the Test visit to Sri Lanka one month from now.
Cricketers Wives And Girlfriends Are Not Allowed On The Tour: BCCI
A most of the 15-part squad drove by Virat Kohli have been on a break from cricket since coming back from Bangladesh a month ago, and the board felt that they ought to stick to their prior convention with respect to players’ partners.
“The vast majority of the players on visit are simply falling off a month-long break where they had enough time to go through with their families. What’s more, we’ve chosen that their wives won’t be permitted on visit,” a top BCCI authority said affirming the board’s choice.
On the other hand, Ravi Shastri to reach Sri Lanka late.
In the short-term, it’s learnt that the Indian team won’t just be without a head mentor, additionally their group chief. Also, Ravi Shastri, who’s away in England as a TV commentator with Sky Sports for the continuous Ashes, is not anticipated that would join Kohli & Co till the eve of the first Test in Galle, which starts on August 12.
The guests would have by then effectively played a three-day warm-up diversion at Colombo’s Premadasa Stadium.
It is learnt that the previous India cqptain had accomplished the BCCI ahead of time about his media responsibilities. He will reach Sri Lanka on August 9. Notwithstanding, a top Indian cricket board authority affirmed that Shastri couldn’t be considered in charge of passing up a great opportunity for the early piece of the Sri Lanka trip as the board had propelled the Test series while finishing the schedule. He had by then officially marked the agreement with Sky Sports.
“Shastri will join the group somewhat late as he is in a matter of seconds an expert on a post-match shows on Sky Sports for the Ashes series. He had informed the BCCI about it and as we concluded the BCCI schedule a touch late, he had effectively taken authorization to edge the early section,” a BCCI authority said.
In the interim, the BCCI is yet to settle the trade for Duncan Fletcher, who finished his residency as coach post the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand a couple of months back. It is learnt that the recently designated cricket consultative council that incorporates resigned greats, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, will be meeting soon to examine the issue.
With nobody in charge, the management part of the group will be left to the bolster staff made up of Bharat Arun, Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar. While Shastri will associate with as director for each of the three Tests, his future in the role keeps on staying covered in puzzle.