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BCCI Says 'No Beef' on Menu for Indian Players Ahead of Cricket Australia

02 November 2018

AUSTRALIA - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly asked Cricket Australia (CA) to remove beef from the Indian squad’s menu when the team travels "down under" for a two-month tour in November.

The New Indian Express reports that during a recent visit, a two-member inspection team had found 'beef' among the dishes to be served to the Indian players during their tour.

The team had asked for the inclusion of a clause in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BCCI and CA regarding the removal of beef from the menu, a report published in the Mumbai Mirror said.

Interestingly, during India's tour of England, BCCI had tweeted the menu during the Test match in Lord's which included Braised Beef Pasta.

The tweet drew negative reactions from cricket fans who were more concerned about what the team was eating rather than how they fared in the Test series.

"Players often complain about the blandness of food served in Australia," an unnamed official was quoted as saying. "There are a few vegetarians in the team who really struggle at the grounds. The inspection team has also roped in an Indian restaurant in Australia to supply curries to the boys."

India is set to play three T20Is, four Tests, and three ODIs in Australia from 21 November to 18 January.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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