New Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (CoA), appointed by the Supreme Court, has recently asked Indian captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri to decide on a travel schedule of WAGs.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been left stunned after a court-appointed committee said that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri could decide how long wives and girlfriends spend with the players while overseas.
In this context, former Chief Justice RM Lodha who was disappointed at how the CoA has failed to follow the brief and implement the new constitution also stated that there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
Asked if the formation of the CoA actually helped, as even the BCCI office-bearers seemed to be surprised by some of the changes suggested by the committee, Lodha said, “It is a matter of interpretation and competence.”
Half the Indian team members that usually make the squad are married and wives of captain Virat Kohli – Anushka Sharma, Rohit Sharma’s wife – Ritika Sajdeh, MS Dhoni’s wife – Sakshi Dhoni are regularly seen on tours during the permitted visiting window.
Previously, the BCCI has had full control of the travel schedule of WAGs, usually demanding the players spend large chunks of tours by themselves, before allowing partners to join.