BCCI Urges Privacy for Virat Kohli Amidst Personal Reasons for Test Series Withdrawal

In a released statement, the BCCI extended its support to Kohli during this challenging time and requested privacy for the cricketing icon and his family.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued a plea for privacy and understanding in response to the withdrawal of former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli from the first two Tests of the upcoming series against England. Kohli cited personal reasons for his decision, and the BCCI’s statement emphasizes that these personal situations require his immediate attention and presence.

In a released statement, the BCCI extended its support to Kohli during this challenging time and requested privacy for the cricketing icon and his family. The board urged both the media and fans to respect the sensitive nature of the circumstances, emphasizing the need to focus on supporting the Indian cricket team as they gear up for the crucial series against England.

The BCCI is set to name Kohli’s replacement for the first two Tests soon. The opening Test of the series is slated to commence on January 27, 2024, in Hyderabad, followed by the second Test in Vizag next Friday. Kohli’s absence from the series marks a significant development, and the BCCI’s appeal for privacy underscores the importance of respecting the personal space of players during challenging periods.

As fans await updates on the replacement for Kohli, the BCCI’s statement serves as a reminder of the human aspect behind the sport and the need to prioritize the well-being of players during times of personal challenges.