The BCCI has lodged an official complaint with the ICC after the Indian cricketer was forced to order lunch online. The BCCI has complained to ICC that there wasn’t adequate food for the players after the practice session in Sydney. After the session, according to the reports of PTI, the players were “unhappy” as there was no hot food on the menu. And now the BCCI has reached out to ICC to get the issue sorted.
Confirming the same, one of the sources of “BCCI has told ICC that food provided after practice is inadequate. BCCI has further told ICC – How can you give cold sandwiches after 3 hours of practice for lunch? Sandwiches are not even made, players have to make their own sandwiches.”
He further added, “This is not acceptable to us. The problem was in Melbourne and now Sydney. ICC had promised to look into it but hot food is the basic. Why wasn’t it looked at earlier? There’s inadequate food for players after practice. They had to get food delivered for lunch via Uber/deliveroo which is not acceptable.”
Now that the BCCI has reached out to ICC, the problem will be expected to be solved before Team India’s next practice session. On Wednesday (October 26), the Men in Blue had an optional practice session where all the fast bowlers, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, and Axar Patel were rested. The rest of the players hit the field on the eve of the Netherlands fixture.
Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team will be locking horns with the Netherlands in its 2nd fixture of the tournament in Sydney. The match will be played from 12:30 PM IST. A win over the Scott Edwards-led side will see India bolstering their chances of making it to the semi-final. India kicked off their campaign with a 4-wicket win over Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
While India won their first game, the Netherlands suffered a 9-run defeat against Bangladesh in their first Super12 fixture.