BCCI relaxed 'family clause' for Team India players in West Indies following stressful World Cup

BCCI had earlier laid out a clause that allowed the families to stay with players for a limited period of time.
BCCI relaxed 'Family Clause' for Team India players in West Indies following stressful World CupDuring the West Indies tour, a majority of the players didn't have their families with them. (Photo: Getty)
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Team India was left devastated when they lost in the semi-final of the World cup. During the World Cup  BCCI had put in a family clause on the number of days a team member's family can accompany him during tournaments. 

As the tournament got over India were scheduled to travel West Indies and according to report in The Times of India the Indian cricket board (BCCI) had relaxed its family clause for the Indian players and allowed them  to stay with cricketers during the entire tour of West Indies which finished last week.

"It was felt that the players went through a stressful period during the World Cup. The West Indies tour got underway shortly after that It was important to allow the players to have their families around them. The long and busy home season starts immediately after the West Indies tour and the families find it tough to travel around within the country," a top BCCI official told TOI.

During the West Indies tour, a majority of the players didn't have their families with them. Skipper Virat Kohli was open about having his wife around for almost the entire duration, putting up photos on social media.

"The provision was for every player. Different teams were playing in the three formats in West Indies. Very few players stayed back for all three formats and Virat was one of them. Virat is a professional person. He doesn't bend the regulations set for the team. And anyway, his wife had her own itinerary for the trip," the official remarked

India is next scheduled to play South Africa at home in three T20I series with the first game to be played at Dharmashala on Sunday.

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