Former India skipper Kapil Dev requested BCCI to buy their own airplane to charter Indian cricketers around as now the board is making a lot of money. He feels that it will help them in successfully managing their fatigue and might make their lives a bit easier.
During a recent interaction with TOI, Kapil Dev said, “Now that BCCI is making good money, it should have its own plane. It will save a lot of time and make life easier for Team India. The board can afford it. They should have done it five years ago.”
He further added, “I would also love to see some cricketers buying their own aircraft in the days to come. In the US, top golfers have their own planes. I don’t see any reason why our players can’t buy it as it will save them a lot of time. I also believe that if BCCI owns planes, the players will get enough rest between matches. I am sure BCCI can also afford the parking charges.”
It seems that the former Indian skipper took the dig at BCCI after they sold the IPL media rights to Star India for more than INR 16,000 crores for the next 5 year.
Team India has been playing non-stop cricket for past 2-3 months. They will play limited-overs series against Australia and New Zealand at home, followed by hosting the Sri Lankan team Sri Lanka for a full tour, after which they will depart for South Africa.