Following captain Virat Kohli’s complain regarding lack of privacy during flights for the members of the India cricket team, the players will be soon be traveling in business class. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken up the matter pretty seriously, and the players might be flying in business class by the end of the home series against the Kiwis as per reports in Times of India.
As per a report, the likes of Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami who are relatively taller compared to the rest has complained about the less legroom space. Acting President of BCCI CK Khanna has asked his colleagues to speed up the matter which will benefit the team in the long run.
Former Indian World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev had recently raised the issue of BCCI having a private aircraft for the players to save their workload and energy. With the money BCCI has it won’t be a big deal, and it was what exactly Kapil said, He also hoped that cricketers would buy their planes in future mentioning that even US golfers use private airplanes to save energy.
“Now that BCCI is making good money, it should have its plane. It will save a lot of time and make life easier for Team India. The board can afford it. They should have done it five years ago.”
“I would also love to see some cricketers buying their own aircrafts in the days to come. In the US, top golfers have their own planes. I don’t see any reason why our players can’t buy it as it will save them a lot of time. I also believe that if BCCI owns planes, the players will get enough rest between matches. I am sure BCCI can also afford the parking charges,” he added.
The Men in Blue will look to wrap up the series in Rajkot after a convincing victory in the opening encounter at New Delhi.