The Board of Control for Cricket in India has agreed to Virat Kohli’s plea of allowing wives and girlfriends to accompany the player for the overseas tour. Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided to let the WAGs stay for the full course of the campaign, barring the first 10 days.
First, there was a rule by the BCCI where WAGS were only allowed for the first 14 days with the players.
As per a TOI report, the only alteration with what Kohli had asked for is that the WAGs can only fly after 10 days have passed since the tour started. The decision was taken in support of the players as the CoA believes that WAGs presence will only create a positive atmosphere within the team.
Cricket Australia had also introduced a similar rule in 2015 when their CEO James Sutherland had allowed WAGs to give company to the players.
Since Kohli tied the knot with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in December in 2017, we have seen a number of players getting their partners on the foreign tour.
Veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has also previously stated that it’s up to the players whether they want their wives to stay for the whole tour or not.
“It depends on individuals and players to decide if they want wives for the entire tour or no. If they are performing well, then nothing should stop them,” said the left-handed batsman,” Gambhir had said.