Ahead of the 1st Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur, a controversy was roving all over the cricket world regarding the dietary recommendations for the Indian team. That rumour has erupted stating that all Indian players are only allowed to eat ‘halal’ meat. And this topic soon became a huge subject of debate on social media and New channels. Here is all about what Arun Dhumal Opens Upon ‘Halal’ meat row.
Arun Dhumal Opens Upon ‘Halal’ meat row
Rumours were stating that players are instructed to eat only beef and pork in any manner – While other categories of meat should only be allowed in “Halal” Form.
And after a lot of false circulations, the BCCI has decided to break the silence and their treasurer Mr Arun Dhumal said that – ” BCCI has no role to play in the matter as food choices always remain as per the individual’s preference”.
Dhumal said – “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,”
He has also added – “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,”
Speaking further about the topic, he said that the board never recommends Indian players about what their food preferences should be. What kind of food they want to eat, in fact, always remains the individual’s choice, be it non-vegetarian or vegetarian.
He has concluded by saying – “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.”