Despite the fact that rainstorm has already been bothering the Cricket Association of Bengal officials ahead of the second ODI between India and Australia on Thursday, the Steve Smith and boys were upset as they didn’t get ‘perfectly’ cooked grilled chicken at the Eden Gardens.
Speaking to CricketNext, a CAB official said, “The Australian players were not too happy when they came to realise that the grilled chicken served to them had been cooked at a temperature above the prescribed 73 degree centigrade. They had already made their requirement known in advance and the fact that it wasn’t followed did not go down too well with them. It took some cajoling before they calmed down. But things are now under control and the cook has been told not to repeat the mistake.”
Things have certainly not gone according to plan for CAB president Sourav Ganguly and team. Kolkata has been witnessing consistent showers from past couple of days.
Talking about the pitch conditions, CAB pitch curator Sujan Mukherjee said, “The pitch and ground conditions is just perfect. It’s an ideal condition what’s required for a One-Day International contest but I cannot say whether it will rain or not.”