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Indian players to fly in Business class even for home fixtures

MS Dhoni with his travel bag. (Photo Source: NDTV Sports via Getty Images)

The Indian Cricket team players request to upgrade their travel class from economy to business has been given a green signal by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Indian players had recently complained to the board about their hectic travelling as they were not comfortable travelling in the economy class.

Players had said that they were being mobbed by the crowd which further made journey tiring. The Indian players were asked for selfies and autographs at the airports and this didn’t make it a sound travelling for them. The Indian team is required to travel on the regular basis when a specific tour is on and now they will fly in business class.

Dhoni
MS Dhoni with his travel bag. (Photo Source: NDTV Sports via Getty Images)

Indian player’s request accepted.

The Indian players had also complained that lanky players like Mohammad Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma find it hard to manage as the space between the seats in economy class was less, which made it difficult for them to sit comfortably.

BCCI acting president CK Khanna told ANI, “The proposal has been approved in a recently-held meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Delhi. The proposal approved in COA meeting regarding business class travel for all cricketers for their domestic flights on and off series”.

The Indian board is the richest board in the cricket world and it was expected that the Men in Blue will get their upgrade request for flights. The team has to travel on regular basis and it is known that they have to travel every second or third day when they are playing a particular series. The Indian team will play three Test match series against Sri Lanka which will commence from November 16 in Eden Gardens at Kolkata.



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