The two-member team that visited Australia ahead of the team India tour has suggested Cricket Australia avoid beef in the food menu of the Indian team. They also cited the clause should be listed on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA).
Of late, the protests on Beef ban took a boost in India. A section of Indian citizen considers it as the demigod. Meanwhile, in the recent tour to England, the food menu suggested an item named Beef Pasta, which sparked protests in India.
Beef on the menu sparked controversy in England tour:
England, on their official Twitter panel, uploaded the food menu of team India during the Test series. It consists of foods relate to Beef and also tweeted saying it as the ”Well-Earned Lunch for Team India.”
A well earned Lunch for #TeamIndia.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 11, 2018
The sources quoted it played a massive role to make the officials take the step to avoid beef for the upcoming tour. Further, it is also learnt that the two-member team also spoke about the vegetarians in the side, who faced a hard time on their previous visit to Australia.
A source told Pune Mirror that “Players often complain about the blandness of food served in Australia. 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.”
“Earlier, players would even consume cheeseburgers while on tour. It has all changed. Even if they indulge once-in-a-while, they are a highly disciplined lot during a series, which basically means minimum red meat,” the source added.
However, it seems like BCCI took the right step to avoid Beef on tour. Coming to the series, India will play three T20I games, four Test matches and three ODI matches starting from November 21st and end on January 18th.