BCCI faces logistical nightmare on the prospect of player’s family travelling to ICC World cup

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India is all set for the ICC World Cup which will take place in England and Wales from 30th May 2019. Team India has been very confident for the upcoming world cup.

Right now the Indian cricket team is in New Zealand where they are already leading a five-match tournament by securing three wins. Although they lost the last match in a very embarrassing manner and the team was also missing it’s key player and captain Virat Kohli as he was rested for the last two matches.

The BCCI is very happy with the team’s performance, but they are facing a huge logistical nightmare ahead of the world cup.

Cricketers are allowed to have their families with them during foreign tours but providing arrangements like lodging and travelling throughout the tour has been a matter of an extreme headache for the BCCI.

According to a report published in The Times of India (TOI), the problem assumed great significance during the recently concluded Australian tour where the number of people travelling with the players was close to 40 and they had to hire two busses, but still proving extremely difficult for BCCI.

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. 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,” a BCCI official told TOI on Thursday.

Although BCCI doesn’t pay for the travel of the families of the cricketers, they still have to arrange for their travel.

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 added.

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