Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday refuted reports that it has restricted the wives and girlfriends (WAGs) of cricketers during the foreign tours, according to the sources.
The clarification from the apex cricketing body came in view of media reports that the BCCI is planning to restrict WAGs during the foreign tours, as it`s affecting the performance of the cricketers.
During the on-going tour of England, Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli was given special permission by the Board to take his girlfriend, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. But sadly, the Test series turned as the worst series of Kohli`s career, who failed to score even a single half-century in ten innings.
Interestingly, the BCCI had also given permission to Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny and Gautam Gambhir to take their wives with them to England.
The Board, which is quite miffed after the humiliating series defeat (1-3) in Test matches against England, appointed former skipper Ravi Shastri as the Director of the Indian cricket team for the rest of their England sojourn, curtailing the powers of chief coach Duncan Fletcher.
The Board has also sent the bowling and fielding coaches, Joe Dawes and Trevory Penney, on a break and replaced them with Indian coaches Sanjay Bangar and Bharat Arun.