Former India World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev stated the BCCI should buy a personal aeroplane for Team India to reduce the fatigue of the players.
The long-distance journeys are always hectic and moving to one place to another within no time doesn’t help the physical conditions of the players. So a thought of a private aeroplane cannot be ruled out, and the BCCI might look into Kapil Dev’s idea and analyse if the idea is feasible or not.
Meanwhile, it must be noted the BCCI have the financial power to buy an aeroplane for the team, but the main question is whether they have the power or not? Now if the idea is feasible then it will surely benefit the team in the long run. So here are four possible advantages which the team might have if they own a private aeroplane.
Here is SW’s representation of Kapil Dev’s desire:
Obviously the main and foremost reason for the BCCI to buy a private jet for the team. Fatigue has been a major issue for the team with a packed schedule on almost all occasions, but if the BCCI buys a private jet, then it will reduce the fatigue of the players to a considerable amount. It will provide them with door to door service and will be a huge advantage to them.
Buying a private jet will make sure that the recurring expenses of the air flights which is very high will now be stopped and one-time investment will be an asset for the BCCI and the Indian team. BCCI is the richest board in the world, and they should look into the idea given by Kapil Dev which in the long run, might be pretty useful for the team.
Can travel to Any Destination when Required
It is also a huge advantage for the team. Having a private jet will mean that the team can fly as per their wish, and the board can arrange accordingly. We have seen in the past that the players had a problem while travelling, as the flights are not booked according to their liking. Maybe the BCCI might think the idea to be feasible, but if it is done, then it will benefit India.
Whenever the team travels in an aeroplane, then the problem of co-passengers asking for autographs and selfies is a common thing and for the players after a hard day’s practise or a match. It is not always possible for them to entertain the fans and as a spectator’s point of view we must understand the workload of the players which they go through.
But if BCCI buys a private jet all these problems will take a backseat.