Reports were doing the rounds recently about the BCCI caving into Virat Kohli’s request, allowing the WAGs of cricketers, support staff and coaches to accompany them for international tours. However, the Indian cricket board has denied the reports. A report on Times Now states that a member of the Committee of Administrators, Diana Edulji, said that the reports claiming that the BCCI and Kohli had agreed on the matter are untrue and that there has been no decision taken on the matter.
Edulji also said that the decision may take more time to come into fruition. More opinions will have to be taken into consideration before they come up with anything. Previously, it was reported that the BCCI and Kohli came to an agreement to allow the WAGs to accompany players for the duration of the tour. There was a caveat though. The WAGs would be allowed to join the players only after the first 10 days.
If you’ve been following up on cricket news, you’d probably have seen some of the wives of popular Indian cricketers accompanying them. Anushka Sharma (Kohli’s wife), Ayesha Dhawan (Shikhar Dhawan’s wife), and Ritika Sajdeh (Rohit Sharma’s wife) are often seen supporting their husbands from the stands. However, they do not accompany them for the entire tour as the current laws of the BCCI only allow them to be with the players for two weeks.