India captain Virat Kohli has apparently made a request to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider its rule on wives of the players.
Kohli wants the Indian cricket board to allow wives of the players to accompany them on full overseas tours, according to reports.
Reportedly, CoA has also asked Indian cricket team’s manager Sunil Subramaniam to make a formal request to change the rule.
The request was made a few weeks back but as it is a BCCI policy decision, the manager will have to submit a formal request first. Anushka has been travelling with Kohli overseas, however, Kohli now wants the old rule to be abolished and a new policy should come up where wives should be allowed to travel with the Indian team.
At the moment, players are allowed to have wives on tour for not more than two weeks.
Issue of wives touring with the players has often come under the radar and has often split the cricketing world. After a 5-0 Ashes humiliation in 2007, England Cricket Board hired an independent auditor which blamed the players’ girlfriend and wives for the loss, something which Kevin Pietersen termed as “load of nonsense.”