The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Treasurer Arun Dhumal on Tuesday stated that the cricket board has no function to play in figuring out the meals selections of its contracted gamers. Dhumal added that the gamers are free to decide on what they eat and what they do not as he dismissed experiences that claimed the board had ready a brand new dietary plan for the gamers of the senior males’s nationwide workforce forward of the Test collection in opposition to New Zealand.
Arun Dhumal, chatting with India Today, stated no directive went from the BCCI to the gamers on dietary plan and that no such factor was even mentioned by the highest brass.Dhumal’s feedback come after it emerged that the Indian cricket workforce administration had ready a food plan plan for the Kanpur Test by which gamers have been suggested solely Halal meat and requested to chorus from consuming pork and beef “whatsoever in any form and variety”. Questions have been requested as to how the workforce administration can limit gamers from preferring their alternative of meals through the Test collection in opposition to New Zealand, beginning November 25.’BCCI HAS NO ROLE TO PLAY IN FOOD CHOICES OF PLAYERS'”This (diet plan) has never been discussed and will not be enforced. I don’t know when this decision was taken or if it was. As far as I know, we never issued any guidelines related to diet plans. As far as food habits are concerned, it is the individual choice of players, BCCI has no role in it,” Arun Dhumal stated.”This ‘halal’ thing may have happened on any player’s feedback at some point in time. For example, if a player says he doesn’t eat beef and if a foreign team comes then the food should not be mixed. This halal issue has never been brought to BCCI’s attention,” he added.”The BCCI doesn’t advise any of its players what to eat and what not to eat. Players are free to choose their own food. Whether they want to be vegetarian, it’s their choice, whether they want to be vegan, it’s their choice, whether they want to be non-vegetarian, it’s their choice.”Notably, each time an Indian cricket workforce travels overseas or a overseas workforce visits India, a dietary plan is shared and majority of the instances, even in main worldwide competitions, the menu has directives for Halal meat. It is to be understood that the India squad for the New Zealand workforce additionally has a Muslim participant.Notably, India Today Group broke the information of the Indian cricket workforce’s dietary plan. Notably, the dietary plan has not come from the Board of Control for Cricket in India however the workforce administration which has to convey the catering must the host board solely through the BCCI.India and New Zealand are assembly in a Test collection for the primary time for the reason that World Test Championship ultimate earlier this yr. While Rohit Sharma led India to a 3-0 sweep of the T20I collection earlier in November, Ajinkya Rahane will lead India within the Test collection opener, beginning November 25 in Kanpur.