As India is scheduled to play three Twenty20s, four Tests and three One-Day Internationals on the tour of Australia. Cricket Australia (CA), formerly known as the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) faced criticism after the beef was included in Indian cricket team’s lunch menu in England during the Lord’s Test this year.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly told Cricket Australia to exclude beef from Team India’s menu during the upcoming tour, starting later this month.
There was braised beef pasta on Indian team’s menu and there was a lot of criticism, as BCCI tweeted the picture of what will be the lunch menu for Indian cricket team on one of the days during the Test match.
BCCI members travelled to Australia a couple of week ago and urged CA to remove beef from team’s menu and the same two-member team, it is learnt, wants the same clause to be included in the Memorandum of Understanding between BCCI and CA.
The BCCI members told CA to add more vegetarian options in the food options as there are some vegetarian cricketers in the team. It is learnt that BCCI has roped in an Indian restaurant in Australia to supply curries to the members of the team.
BCCI has urged CA to have more options of fruits and will appreciate the dietary preparations were Indianised to suit the need of the Indian players.