New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not allow cricketers from India to bring their wives and girlfriends (shakes) along for the tour of Sri Lanka next month. “Most of the players on tour are just coming off a break of a month where they had enough time to spend with their families. And we decided that their wives will not
be allowed on the tour ” a top BCCI official, he was quoted by the newspaper Indian Express.
Also director Ravi Shastri Team India will not join the team until the eve of the first test of August 2012.
Shastri BCCI had already informed by their absence in advance, as it had signed a contract with a television station in English from the Ashes series as an analyst. “Shastri team will join a little later as it is now an expert in a post-match program on Sky Sports for the Ashes series. Zeenews
They had informed the BCCI as it BCCI itinerary ended a little late, and had been allowed to skip the first part, “an official told the newspaper. Since the board of India is yet to appoint a coach of the national team, support staff Arun Bharat Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar send out the responsibility for the management team to Shastri is back from England.
Virat Kohli and the team will play a warm-up match in Colombo three days before the first Test in Galle.