India skipper Virat Kohli with Bollywood actress wife Anushka Sharma. Photo: Instagram
India skipper Virat Kohli with Bollywood actress wife Anushka Sharma. Photo: Instagram

India captain Virat Kohli’s request to allow wives and girlfriends (WAGs) of players on tour has been granted by the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA), according to a report in the Times of India on Tuesday.

Kohli had spoken about the issue with a top BCCI official first who then turned to the Supreme Court-appointed CoA.

According to the report, the CoA believes that there is no harm in WAGs travelling with the cricketers but has allowed them on tour only after the first 10 days following which they can remain with the players for the entire duration of the tour.

India will travel to Australia where they will play three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs beginning with the first T20I on November 21.

Earlier this year, the BCCI had decided that the wives and girlfriends will be allowed to be with their partners for a period of 14 days on overseas tours. Before this policy, the BCCI had adhered to a no-WAGs policy on tours.