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BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal Refutes Reports Of Team India Being Allowed To Eat Only Halal Meat In The New Diet Plan

BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal Refutes Reports Of Team India Being Allowed To Eat Only Halal Meat In The New Diet Plan

Arun Dhumal who serves as the treasurer of the BCCI has dismissed reports about the new diet plan of Team India which was said to only allow Halal meat

The last couple of days have seen the Indian team embroiled in a colossal controversy.

Ever since SportsTak reported that the Indian team had a new diet plan, people put the BCCI to the sword. The report talked about the Indian team being allowed to eat only halal meat while pork and beef were completely banned.

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BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal Rubbishes Reports Of New Halal Meat Only Diet Plan For Team India

Given the discriminatory nature of the practice, BCCI’s motives were questioned with only Muslims allowed to partake in the activity of halal. And with communities like Sikhs eating only jhatka meat, the brouhaha which erupted was rightfully so with many hitting out at the governing body’s move.

While it took the BCCI scores of days to address the issue, a clarification has finally come in over the matter. BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal spoke about the report being accurate with him dispelling any truth over the decision to only allow the players to eat halal meat.

“The BCCI has not given any direction to any player or team staff on what to eat and what not to eat. All these rumours are baseless,” Dhumal told IANS.

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“This diet plan has never been discussed and will not be enforced. The board doesn’t advise anyone on what to eat and what not to eat. They are free to choose their own food,” he added.

Wholesome changes are currently ongoing in Team India’s senior setup after the fiasco of the Virat Kohli lead unit at the T20 World Cup 2021. Where Rohit Sharma replaced Virat Kohli as the captain of the T20I team, Rahul Dravid was brought in to take over from Ravi Shastri as the head coach with the new duo spearheading India’s 3-0 T20 series win against the Black Caps.

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