Ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup, the Indian cricket team has sent the BCCI a list of their requests, while on tour.
Earlier, the CoA (Committee of Administrators) had approved that the wives and girlfriends of players can join them on tours after a period of 10 days.
Now, the team has forwarded more requests, and one of them is quite bizarre.
What are the requests put forward by Kohli and Co.?
The members of the Indian cricket team have asked the BCCI to allow wives and girlfriends for the entirety of the 2019 World Cup.
They have also requested that they should be allowed to travel by train between cities, so that their partners can accompany them.
Amusingly, the players also want a steady supply of bananas, apparently their favorite fruit, during the World Cup.
ECB had failed to provide Team India their favorite fruit
During the England tour, the team was apparently not provided with bananas by the England and Wales Cricket Board. A spokesperson of CoA said, it shouldn't have been a problem as they could have asked the team manager to buy bananas at the BCCI's expense.
Other requests made by the Indian team
The Indian team also wants the BCCI to book hotels where gyms are available, and to reserve a train coach for their travel.
Kohli and Co. had also reasoned that journey by train was comfortable than bus.
However, raising security concerns, the BCCI has stated that neither the board nor the CoA could be held responsible if anything unwarranted happens.
BCCI wants all players' agreement before allowing wives on tours
Skipper Virat Kohli had asked the CoA to allow the wives and girlfriends of players to accompany them throughout the length of the tour.
But the board has said that it wants a written agreement from all the members of the team before it can proceed to green-light this request.
The BCCI is concerned that some players might feel distracted due to this.