Stephen Fleming is current in India © Getty Images
Stephen Fleming is currently visiting India as the ambassador of Education New Zealand. © Getty Images

Aug 25, 2014

Stephen Fleming, the former New Zealand captain said, Wives and Girlfriends (WAG) of cricketers should accompany players on tours. According to him if the husbands or boyfriends (players) just keep touring, then they can hardly spend time with their families and loved ones. That’s why Fleming felt that players should be allowed to take their WAG’s on tour.

Recently there was controversy about the decision of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow Virat Kohli to take his girlfriend Anushka Sharma with him in the tour of England. Kohli had a terrible time with bat and India lost the series 1-3. Some people argued That Kohli’s 100 percent focus was not there. Even India’s team manager in England, Sunil Dev said in public that in Indian culture taking girlfriends on tour is not permitted. But in an interview to DNA, Fleming said, these things won’t matter much, players feel very relaxed when their loved ones are around.