CoA asks Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to decide on WAGs travel leaving BCCI in shock


The Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) move to ask the coach and captain of the Indian cricket team about the travelling of Wives and Girlfriends has left the BCCI surprised along with former chief justice RM Lodha. The new constitution of BCCI has major inputs from the Lodha’s panel. But the way things have happened in the last two years has left the CJI surprised.

According to Lodha, the new Ethics officer D.K Jain would look into any violations to the rules laid down by the Lodha panel.

“What can I say? The ethics officer is here now to decide. Everyone is interpreting the rules in their way. If there are any violations, the ethics officer will decide the action,” said the CJI.

When asked to a senior BCCI official, he said that asking the captain and the coach to decide on the travel duration of the WAGs was a clear violation of what the Lodha panel had suggested.

He further pointed out two incidents that were in clear violation of the rules of the new BCCI constitution.

The first out of the two was the decision to approach the supreme court for relaxation of rules laid down. However, the CoA officials within BCCI obstructed this move. But now, when they are criticised, they want to move the court.

The second incident has been where the CoA has made its desire to be seen as a proximate to the players. And this has been evident in their decision of leaving the WAGs issue to the captain and coach rather than taking it up themselves. This move may have affected the team’s performance.

Another BCCI official said the same thing. He pointed out that some of the officials have made them look like they are superior than the apex court.