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No WAGs In Sri Lanka, BCCI Tells Cricketers

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| July 31 , 2015 , 15:07 IST
ANUSHKA VIRAT MAINAfter the team's poor performance in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, the Board of Control Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided not to allow the Indian cricketers to take their wives and girlfriends (WAGs) along for the Test tour to Sri Lanka, starting next month. A top BCCI official has told a leading English daily that the board has decided that players won't be allowed to take their wives on tour. “Most of the players on tour are just coming off a month-long break where they had enough time to spend with their families. And we've decided that their wives will not be allowed on tour,” a top BCCI official has said to a national daily. ALSO READ: After Bangladesh Debacle India Almost Lost To Minnows Zimbabwe In 1st ODI, Wins By Skin Of Their Teeth This is not for the first time that the BCCI has taken such a decision but earlier during the World Cup played in Australia and New Zealand early this year, BCCI had banned players from taking WAGs on tour. Meanwhile, it has also been reported that even Team Director Ravi Shastri won't be in the initial travelling party to Sri Lanka. Shastri as an analyst currently for Sky Sports for the ongoing Ashes in England will join the team only on August 12. India play three Tests in Sri Lanka and the tour lasts till 1 September. ALSO READ: Ind vs Zim 2nd T20: Zimbabwe Trounce India By 10 Runs To Conclude The T20 Series In A Draw

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