BCCI’s decision to not allow WAGS for World Cup irks many fans

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked Indian Team players not to take their wives and girlfriends to the World Cup starting next month in Australia and New Zealand.

“This rule of not allowing wives and girlfriends was always there in the past. In a big tournament like the World Cup, the cricketers should stay away from distractions,” a top BCCI official had said this to The Times of India.

However, this decision has surprised a few fans, especially the ones who have grown fond of Virat Kohli blowing kisses to Anushka Sharma.

HT Cafe on Tuesday reported that several fans voiced their disappointment on Twitter.

“Aray what is d problem in allowing wags yaar? Is any othr board othr than bcci have such a rule? (sic)?” says @AbiramiKrishna4 in Twitter.

Another disappointed fan named @rashi_kakkar says,” Dear BCCI, this is NOT the U19 team. Let them be.

Former Indian cricketer Atul Wassan supported the fans saying, “The decision should not be in the hands of the board. All players know their job and don’t need moral policing.”

“It may be comforting for some players to have their near and dear ones around, so the decision should be left to them.”

However the ‘WAGS’ seem to be fine with the decision.

As reported by the newspaper, Anushka’s spokesperson said that the actor respected the decision made by BCCI while TV presenter and Stuart Binny’s wife Mayanti Langer acknowledged the same.

“We respect the rules and whatever the board says.” quipped Mayanti.

However, there are many who also feel that the ban on the ‘WAGS’ is a good decision. Cricket commentator Ramon Bhanot is certainly one of them. He said, “The World Cup is a big tournament and the players will need to stay focussed.”

A fan named Megha Anand said, “And that saves the girls from facing fire if the team loses, since they’re always blamed.”