BCCI may curb WAGs on tours

Last Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 16:11 hrs

After sidelining the Duncan Fletcher-led support staff of the Indian team on the dismal tour of England which resulted in a 1-3 loss, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is reportedly set to put curbs on the player's company of wives and girlfriends on overseas tours.

According to a report in the Indian Express, the BCCI has taken a decision to put restrictions on the time spent by player's wives on foreign tours and no girlfriends will be allowed on tour.

Virat Kohli, who is going through the worst phase of his Test cricket after registering just 134 runs in 10 innings in England, had been given clearance by the board to bring along his girlfriend Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma to England.

According to a board official, the BCCI is going to take a call on the duration of stay of player's wives while on overseas duty.

"The England tour has been an eye-opener for everyone. From whatever information we have gathered, it's been seen that even if players wanted to focus on their cricket, their wives were being a big distraction. When some wanted to go to the gym or do nets, they couldn't do so because their wives wanted to explore the city. So we have planned that after this England series, we will curb the number of days the wives spend with their husbands on tour," the official is quoted as saying by the newspaper.

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