Rohit Sharma-led Team India will take on Netherlands in their second match of T20 World Cup 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground vs Netherlands on 27 October (Thursday). The team has already reached the city and an optional training session was also organized on Tuesday in which some players participated. However, one thing is bothering the team in Australia Down Under, that is the food provided by the ICC. Not to forget, this is a tournament organized by the ICC and all the arrangements including post-practice meals for the players are being made by them. Some Indian players did not like the fact that hot food was not available to eat after the practice session on Tuesday.
The post-practice meal is the same for all teams, including t20 world cup, which includes sandwiches, fruit and falafel. The Indian team members were not very happy with the good and chose to leave it. They went to their hotel and had food there.
A BCCI official with knowledge of the matter said on condition of anonymity, “It is not like a boycott. Some players took fruits and falafel but everyone wanted to have lunch and so they ate on their way back to the hotel.
“The problem is that ICC is not providing any hot food after lunch. In a bilateral series, the host association is in charge of the catering and they always provide hot Indian food after a training session. But for ICC The rule is the same for all countries,” the official added.
“After two hours of training you can have a cold sandwich (not even grilled) with avocado, tomato and cucumber. It’s plain and simple inadequate nutrition,” he said.
It will be interesting if BCCI steps in and arranges hot Indian food for the upcoming training sessions.
India beat Pakistan in a thrilling match There has been a much-needed respite on Sunday and after an intense cricket match. They will try to collect more points vs Netherlands, which are by no means runovers.