Kapil Dev feels an aircraft can be easily afforded by the BCCI    CricketCountry (File Photo)
Kapil Dev feels an aircraft can be easily afforded by the BCCI CricketCountry (File Photo)

For Team India, the hectic schedule along with tedious travelling becomes a headache not only for players, but also for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). However, former Indian skipper Kapil Dev has suggested that it is high time the BCCI should get its own aircraft to smoothen the travelling schedule and handle logistics easily. An Airbus A318 plane, a capacity of over 100 passengers, costs around INR 500 crores, and Kapil reckons BCCI can easily afford it. He also feels it would lead to job opportunities for over 20 candidates. Kapil Dev lauds India s pacers

“Now that BCCI is making good money, it should have its own plane. It will save a lot of time and make life easier for Team India. The board can afford it. They should have done it five years ago. I would also love to see some cricketers buying their own aircrafts in the days to come. In the US, top golfers have their own planes. I don’t see any reason why our players can’t buy it as it will save them a lot of time. I also believe that if BCCI owns planes, the players will get enough rest between matches. I am sure BCCI can also afford the parking charges,” Kapil told Times of India.