The Supreme Court appointed CoA has finally given a positive response to Kohli’s appeal made a couple of weeks back. The Indian skipper had requested to allow wives and girlfriends during overseas tours. In response to the above plea, CoA has now decided to allow them after the first ten days of the of the overseas tour.
It is to be noted that BCCI imposed strict regulations on players with respect to staying with families. Even in the recently concluded England tour, the families left during the practice game against Essex. Though the rules aren’t so tight as they were earlier, as of now the wives and girlfriends are allowed to stay for a period of two weeks.
India will be touring Australia next month for an all-format tour. Prior to making a decision, BCCI has reportedly met skipper Kohli, coach Ravi and Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma to discuss the concerns from players’ point of view.
It will be interesting to see how their presence can impact the performance of players as India haven’t won a single test in the kangaroos’ soil since a decade.