A BCCI official said that while money is not a problem, transport and arranging match tickets for the families can be a matter of a logistical concern. @AFP

While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has allowed Indian cricketers to have their families on the overseas tours, it is now reported that the wives, children and in some cases, nannies, travelling with the players have become a point of logistical concern for the Indian cricket board.

It is learnt that the BCCI faced some problem, in terms of the traveling of players, their families, support staff, during India‘s recently concluded Australia tour. (ALSO READ: Virat Kohli requests BCCI to allow wives for full overseas tours: Report)

“If the team is travelling with less number of members, it is easier to manage. It’s easy for BCCI staff to make off-field arrangements. Right from booking tickets to rooms, the entire management of handling the arrangement is with BCCI. It would be a logistical nightmare if this arrangement – of families travelling with the players – continues to be there in England for the entire duration of the World Cup,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by The Times of India. (ALSO READ: BCCI’s CoA allows WAGs to travel with players after first 10 days of tour)

While the Indian skipper Virat Kohli had backed the idea of having WAGs on the overseas tours to accompany the players, BCCI too had allowed the families of cricketers to be with them after the first two weeks on tour. The Indian cricket board also tried to have a period where the families of the players will come and be with the players for some time.

The said BCCI official also stated that while money is not an issue, managing the match tickets for the family members can be a problem.

“It is difficult to manage all of them together. There is also the problem of arranging match tickets for their families. It has to be regulated. This is not a question of money,” concluded the BCCI official.