Anushka, who first travelled with the team to Australia with Husband Virat Kohli, continued to accompany her husband for the Kiwi tour as well.
“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,” an official said to reporters.
With the ICC World Cup taking place in England from May 30 to July 14, the sheer challenge of managing the family members of the team for such a long duration isn’t something that the BCCI is confident of handling.
“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,” the official added.
The Indian team has been on the road since mid-November, when it arrived in Australia for an all-format series. What irked the BCCI is the fact that even those players who weren’t Test regulars were travelling with their extended families for two weeks.
“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,” the official concluded. The Men in Blue will return home after a 3-match T20I series against the Kiwis which concludes on February 10.