Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly asked Cricket Australia to exclude beef from the Indian team’s food menu ahead of the tour to Australia.
According to reports, a two-member party travelled two weeks ago to reconnoiter the venues and recommended that beef is removed from the menu, also requesting a clause to be included for the same in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two boards.
The Australian team seems to be ensuring that no stone is unturned when it comes to food preparations for the touring India team, with players becoming increasingly concerned about their dietary preferences, especially away from home.
The development comes a month-and-a-half after one of BCCI’s tweets received flak for mentioning beef as one of the items on the team’s lunch menu. The tweet had a picture of a handwritten menu board that included ‘braised beef pasta’ at Lord’s, during the India-England Test series.
The inspection team has also requested the Australian board to ensure that more vegetarian options are provided in the menu and there is an ample supply of fruits. They have further told Cricket Australia to ensure that the food preparations are ‘Indianised’.