We are the best in the world. Time and again, the boys have proved their worth and BCCI is ready to gift the players a new upgrade. Team India players will soon be traveling in business class be it a domestic series or a tour overseas. This comes after Virat Kohli brought in issues with the cricket board regarding lack of privacy during flights. The report suggests that Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, all above 5’8, have complained of less legroom.
The BCCI acting chairman CK Khanna has asked the committee to look into the matter seriously and has asked to speed up the process for the benefit of the team. Recently, Kapil Dev, the former Indian captain, and the 1983 world cup winner had said that BCCI should arrange for a private aircraft for the team players. "Now that BCCI is making good money, it should have its own plane. It will save a lot of time and make life easier for Team India. The board can afford it. They should have done it five years ago,” said the legendary captain.
"In the US, top golfers have their own planes. I don't see any reason why our players can't buy it as it will save them a lot of time. I also believe that if BCCI owns planes, the players will get enough rest between matches. I am sure BCCI can also afford the parking charges," he added.Kohli and co-lead the ongoing series 1-0 and are ready to take on New Zealand at Rajkot for the second T-20 match. The talks around the upgrade are still on and for now team India will travel in their normal economy class flights.