BCCI provides Indian players with business class upgrade
Earlier the facility was only available to the coaches and the captain of the team.
Published - Nov 13, 2017 5:45 pm | Updated - Nov 13, 2017 6:32 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) has made major changes to accommodate the players, with approval to the proposal which suggested an upgrade during the domestic air travel for the players. Various media reports suggested that the Indian cricketers had the constant problem of posing and taking selfies with the fans, who come in plenty.
The other issue that the Indian cricketers have with the economic travel is the leg space that this category flight has, compared to the ones in business class. The proposal to give the Indian cricketers an upgrade from their existing travel has been approved in the recently-held meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Delhi.
No more selfies
This move will ensure that the Indian cricketers no longer face the constant nagging from the co-passengers to take selfies. An increased leg-space would allow them rest while on a flight between matches while travelling across the country during a series.
BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna had proposed this upgrade in the meeting, and it is now set to be implemented. Earlier the luxury was only available for the coaches and the captain of the team. However, after the latest change, all the players will travel business class.
Sri Lanka‘s tour of India:
As reports further suggest the decision will be in motion soon and the upgrade will be implemented with India’s series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka are in the country to play 3 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The tour gets underway on November 16 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
It is a huge opportunity for the Sri Lankan team to create history as if they are able to win either one of the three Tests it will be the first occasion that the team from the Island nation beats India in a Test.