The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has requested Cricket Australia to remove beef from Team India’s menu when they travel Down Under in November for a two-month long tour.
During a recent visit, a two-member inspection team had found ‘beef’ among the dishes that were going to be served to them during the tour. The team had asked for the inclusion of a clause in the Memorandum of Understanding between BCCI and CA regarding the removal of beef from the menu, a report published in the Mumbai Mirror said.
However, during their tour against England – BCCI had tweeted a lunch menu where Braised Beef Pasta was a part of a meal during the Lord’s Test.
A well earned Lunch for #TeamIndia.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 11, 2018
“Players often complain about the blandness of food served in Australia,” an unnamed official was quoted as saying by the tabloid. “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 are set to play three T20Is, four Tests, and three ODIs in Australia from November 21 to January 18.