Senior Indian player violates 'family clause' during World Cup 2019
New Delhi : A senior Indian player has allegedly violated the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) 'family clause' during the World Cup 2019.
The family clause by BCCI allows a cricketer to keep his wife with him for the 15 days during the tournament. The player under question had made a special request to allow his wife to stay along for a period surpassing the permissible one of 15 days. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) that has been appointed by the Supreme Court to run the board, however, did not entertain it.
Despite the disapproval from the committee, the player went ahead and kept his wife with him without informing the captain and team coach. The CoA in its meeting on May 3 discussed the issue but did not allow it, India Today said citing reports that were in possession of relevant documents.
As per minutes of the CoA meeting on May 21, the 'family clause' said: "The issue of whether the authority to approve any visits from visitors outside the ‘visitor period’ should vest with the team captain and coach or with the BCCI management was discussed. It was noted that the BCCI management has traditionally decided these matters. It was also noted that the BCCI constitution requires cricketing and non-cricketing matters are to be kept separate."
The identity of the Indian player will be disclosed only after the official announcement by the BCCI.