A source close to BCCI told Hindustan Times that no official protocol was broken as Indian High Commission had invited other team players with their families. The source said, “This is the norm wherever the team travels.
The High Commission invites the players with their relatives and it is eventually the decision of the individuals. Even in London the players were invited along with their partners. There has been no breach of any protocol.”
Vice captain is in last row and First Lady of Indian cricket is in front row. These people giving lecture online few days back.
“Anushka Sharma came to the reception for the Indian cricket team at the invitation of the high commissioner and his wife. The reception was hosted by the high Commissioner and his wife and not the High Commission. The group photo was taken as the team were entering the house. Ajinkya Rahane may have stood at the back on his own He wasn’t asked to stand there. The reception was at the high commissioner’s residence and not at the high commission,” the source adds.