Indian team captain Virat Kohli has described New Zealand's schedule as troublesome, as India played their last ODI against Australia on 19 January. The next day, on 20 January, half of the team's players reached New Zealand, while half of the team reached Auckland on 21 January. At the same time, on January 24, India has to play the first T20 match against New Zealand, but the problem of Indian players is due to the time there, as the time of India is about 7 and half hours behind the time of New Zealand.
A day before the first match of the 5-match T20 series, captain Virat Kohli has described New Zealand's schedule as hectic. Kohli has said that the players have landed at the stadium from one series to another and it is not possible to quickly meet India and New Zealand timing. It is expected to rethink their travel plans in the future as this year is the year of the World Cup and all the T20 matches are important for us.” . So we don't want to lose our focus. “
BCCI officials are unhappy with Virat Kohli's statement regarding the hectic schedule and said that the players were already aware of this. In such case, he would not like to talk to the media. According to an IANS report, a BCCI official has said that everyone has the right to express their views, but the board has done whatever they can to make the trip possible. Plans have been prepared keeping in mind the interest of the players.
At the same time, another officer has said that this happened during the tenure of the Planning Committee of Administrators (CoA), if Kohli or any other member of the team had problems then they should have spoken to the secretary of the board and not the media. We know the schedule was tight, but I don't see what the problem is when it is a schedule made under the Committee of Administrators and supervised by the CEO. If anyone questioned the schedule, the secretary would have addressed the same.