The ICC World Cup 2019 is scheduled to start from May 30 in England and Wales. In the opening game of the 50-overs tournament, hosts England will be locking horns with South Africa at the Kennington Oval in London. The No.2 ranked ODI team in the ICC ODI rankings, India will be starting their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. Ahead of the mega event, Indian players have received a great boost as it has been revealed that their wives and families can join the cricketers after the opening World Cup game.
CoA grants the permission
Previously the Indian captain, Virat Kohli requested the BCCI to let the WAGS of players accompany them during the upcoming 2019 World Cup scheduled to be held later this year in England and Wales. In the recent development, the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has granted the permission for the same and thus, the players’ wives and families will join them after opening match of the World Cup 2019. According to some reports, it is also believed that the families will be with the players for a period of 20-30 days during the all-important mega event.
You got to be practical there
Recently, Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri also backed Kohli’s request, saying that it is very important for the players to spend some amount of time with their family and loved ones. However, the head coach also noted in a big event such as the World Cup, players need to be absolutely focused all the time.
“The players know if it is going to affect their performances they will take the decision accordingly. When you see the amount of time they spend away from home, you got to be practical there,” quoted Ravi Shastri.
The head coach it is very important to concentrate on the game during the World Cup. He mentioned that it is also a fact that people need to be a little practical and open-minded. “But yes, if it is big event like a World Cup or a big tournament where you need the boys to be absolutely focused 24×7 then it’s different but otherwise – this day and age you got to be practical and be a little open-minded,” concluded the Indian head coach.