'A logistical nightmare' | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 02, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:36 AM, February 02, 2019

'A logistical nightmare'

The Indian cricket team is taking the world by storm, whatever the format, and it may have something to do with the cricketers being happy off the field in order to express themselves on it. A measure skipper Virat Kohli, married to Bollywood star Anushka Sharma, has taken in that regard was to convince the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow wives and girlfriends to go on tour with the players.

After a successful tour of Australia, it has emerged -- according to a Times of India report, that the BCCI is not quite thrilled with the logistical problems the large touring party have caused.

"If the team is travelling with less number of members, it is easier to manage. Right from booking tickets to rooms, the entire management of handling the arrangements is with the BCCI. It would be a logistical nightmare if this arrangement -- of families travelling with players -- continues to be there for the entire duration of the World Cup," TOI quoted a BCCI official as saying.

"There is also the problem of arranging match tickets for their families. It has to be regulated. This is not a question of money," the official added.

It is not a question of money because the report mentioned that the players bear their families' expenses. Given their fantastic results, perhaps the BCCI should just grit their teeth and get on with it.

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