BCCI Bans Pork or Beef, Halal Meat Compulsory

India: After taking the “trendy knee” during the T20 World Cup 2021, the Indian cricket team’s new dietary plan ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series versus New Zealand has sparked a massive row on social media. As per the media reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned the consumption of beef and pork in any form in Team India’s new diet regime. It has also been learned that the players have been asked to consume meat in only halal form.

BCCI’s latest diktat has not only started a fresh controversy but also fuelled an unnecessary religiously-discriminating issue among many cricket fans. What to have and what not to have? With an aim to keep the players fit and healthy – the latest dietary plan has been put into place ahead of the Test series against the Black Caps.

“According to the new dietary plan of the Indian cricket team, players aren’t allowed to eat pork and beef in any form and variety in order to keep themselves fit and healthy,” read a report in India Today. Meanwhile, the report added that the new diet plan has not come from the BCCI but the team management which has to convey the catering needs to the host board only via the BCCI.

“If anyone wants to have meat then it should be only in halal form, players can’t eat any other form of meat whatsoever,” it added.

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