Beef will be removed from the menu for Indian cricket team when they travel to Australia later this month. As per the reports of Mirror, BCCI sent their officials to Australia to ensure the same before India visits Australia for the T20I series starting on November 21.
The beef was seen in the menu during India's tour to England. BCCI had posted a picture during Lord's Test which caused a bit of stir as many fans outraged after finding 'braised beef pasta' in the menu. However, it wasn't served to the players.
But this time, even before controversy sparks, BCCI took the safe path.
India and Australia are ready to face each other in a full-fledged series. The men in blue will first play T20I series, after that there is a four-match Test series followed by three ODIs.
A source of Mirror said, "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."
Ishant Sharma had a hard time during his last visit to Australia.
Another source close to team India said how players are cautious about their diet. "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."