Team India might have won the ODI, Test and T20I series comfortably against West Indies – but Virat Kohli and Co. already have one eye at the 2019 World Cup which is going to be held in England.
Apart from their game plan, they are already thinking about what they will eat, how will they work on their fitness when they are in hotel rooms and have made their wishlist clear to the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI).
Team India’s wish list for the tour is out and it includes bananas, a reserved rail coach and permission to have their wives accompany the team to the tour. These were the requests that were put forward by the team, in their review meeting with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Hyderabad.
According to a report in The Indian Express, sources said, “Apparently, the England cricket board failed to serve the Indian team with the fruit of their choice during the tour. But the CoA was amused by the request and said that the players should have told the team manager to buy bananas on the BCCI’s expenses.”
The team wants a coach to be booked for them and although the committee was initially concerned about their safety, they “agreed under the condition that the CoA or BCCI won’t be held responsible if anything untoward happens.”
“There were other demands about booking hotels with a proper gym and discussions about the duration and protocol regarding wives accompanying players on tours.”