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Ahead of India’s tour to Australia, the BCCI has sent an advance party to the country to prep the hosts about the series.

As per reports in Mumbai Mirror, the team had asked for the inclusion of a clause in the Memorandum of Understanding between BCCI and Cricket Australia regarding the removal of beef from the menu.

This request comes after the team Twitter handle posted the lunch menu during the England tour, a list which had braised beef pasta.

“A well-earned lunch for #TeamIndia,” the tweet mentioned during the Lord’s Test. This tweet received a lot of flak back home, owing to which the cricket board has decided to play it safe down under.

 

The aforementioned inspection team has also asked Cricket Australia to arrange smooth travel, practice and an ‘Indianised’ dietary arrangement for the players. The team also requested to provide Kohli and boys more vegetarian items on the menu and enough supply of fruits.

“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,” a source was as quoted by Mumbai Mirror.

 

India play three T20Is, four Tests, and three ODIs in Australia from November 21 to January 18.

 

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BCCI has so much money they can actually add to their existing entourage few Indian chefs - south indian, Punjabi, Gujarati ...they might be more useful than warm bodies they have now. Why to depend on Aussie board on that...its like asking Indian board to arrange for Bacon, steaks, spaghetti meat balls for Australian team visiting India. 

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BC are you going to go on a tough tour as sportsmen to eat curries?? Kuch din daal or roti nahi khaoge to mar nahi jaoge. Apart from beef there are many dishes available.. western countries are hotbeds for vegans now. 

 

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- Such Prima donnas. :facepalm:

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I read somewhere that on one of the previous tours, there was no vegetarian food available for players during lunch (in a test match!) and a couple of players had to go out of the stadium on their own to go get their food.  WIth Anti-corruption officials giving them company.  Then they weren't even allowed to bring the food back in to eat in the dressing room, because "outside food is not allowed".  They had to eat outside the stadium and then go back in.

 

Shame on Aussies for not providing proper food options.  And about damn time the BCCI did something to address it.

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22 minutes ago, sandeep said:

I read somewhere that on one of the previous tours, there was no vegetarian food available for players during lunch (in a test match!) and a couple of players had to go out of the stadium on their own to go get their food.  WIth Anti-corruption officials giving them company.  Then they weren't even allowed to bring the food back in to eat in the dressing room, because "outside food is not allowed".  They had to eat outside the stadium and then go back in.

 

Shame on Aussies for not providing proper food options.  And about damn time the BCCI did something to address it.

Im sure BCCI has that much funds to send a couple of chefs along with the team to service the demands of these princesses. Dont blame the Aussies.

 

When england/SA/Aus/NZ/WI come to India do we provide them with beef? do we provide them with Western food? They suck it up and eat Indian food most of the time. Why should Indians get special treatment?

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20 minutes ago, LordPrabhzy said:

 Im sure BCCI has that much funds to send a couple of chefs along with the team to service the demands of these princesses. Dont blame the Aussies.

 

 When england/SA/Aus/NZ/WI come to India do we provide them with beef? do we provide them with Western food? They suck it up and eat Indian food most of the time. Why should Indians get special treatment?

Because they can.

 

If you can get something, then what's wrong in trying for that.

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Really surprised at the food issues.

 

No vegetarian food - that's a shock.

 

Even our office cafeteria staff easily manages to cater needs of all types of employees including those who visiting from other countries. Shouldn't be so difficult for cricket boards.

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17 minutes ago, Khota said:

problem with vegetarian food is lack of protein. Why dont they ask for eggs and chicken.

Huh? Are you living in the 1950s. There are plenty of protein supplements and substitutes in this day and age that cut down the fat, cholesterol etc that come with eating meat

 

A lot of wrestlers in India that train in akhadaas are vegetarians and we produce some of the best wrestlers in the world 

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6 hours ago, LordPrabhzy said:

BC are you going to go on a tough tour as sportsmen to eat curries?? Kuch din daal or roti nahi khaoge to mar nahi jaoge. Apart from beef there are many dishes available.. western countries are hotbeds for vegans now. 

 

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- Such Prima donnas. :facepalm:

Nothing to be prima Donna about it. They will be on a long tour. You do with foreign food for a day or two not long if you are not used to. Even in India South Indians struggle with north indian food and north indian with south indian food if they start having it regularly.

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5 hours ago, LordPrabhzy said:

Im sure BCCI has that much funds to send a couple of chefs along with the team to service the demands of these princesses. Dont blame the Aussies.

 

When england/SA/Aus/NZ/WI come to India do we provide them with beef? do we provide them with Western food? They suck it up and eat Indian food most of the time. Why should Indians get special treatment?

How do you know they eat Indian food? There are all sorts of food available in hotels in India which can't be said about other countries.

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13 minutes ago, Global.Baba said:

Huh? Are you living in the 1950s. There are plenty of protein supplements and substitutes in this day and age that cut down the fat, cholesterol etc that come with eating meat

 

A lot of wrestlers in India that train in akhadaas are vegetarians and we produce some of the best wrestlers in the world 

As long as you are  taking supplements everything would be fine. You need to get proteins.

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45 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

Don't think even they eat beef. Muslims here like buffalo meat.

poor guys i hope its not because of this stupid religious sensitivity - not sure where it suddenly sprung up from in the country. I remember during college days in TN there used to be beef stalls in the outskirts of the town - even some brahmin kids interested in bodybuilding used to eat there. 

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8 minutes ago, Vilander said:

poor guys i hope its not because of this stupid religious sensitivity - not sure where it suddenly sprung up from in the country. I remember during college days in TN there used to be beef stalls in the outskirts of the town - even some brahmin kids interested in bodybuilding used to eat there. 

In Chennai outside liquor stores they have these Kabab kind of stalls. It is  beef not chicken.

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13 minutes ago, Vilander said:

poor guys i hope its not because of this stupid religious sensitivity - not sure where it suddenly sprung up from in the country. I remember during college days in TN there used to be beef stalls in the outskirts of the town - even some brahmin kids interested in bodybuilding used to eat there. 

Well they can try pork, other red meets are still allowed only beef ban.

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Just now, Global.Baba said:

In Chennai outside liquor stores they have these Kabab kind of stalls. It is  beef not chicken.

never knew. These were similar - you would miss them thinking they are some shanty road side stall -> but some kids used to frequent them and showed some good results at the gym, i was a committed chicken tandoori guy in those days - never felt the need for beef. But i think its the creatine content, but i used to augment chicken with fish and eggs. 

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Just now, Vilander said:

never knew. These were similar - you would miss them thinking they are some shanty road side stall -> but some kids used to frequent them and showed some good results at the gym, i was a committed chicken tandoori guy in those days - never felt the need for beef. But i think its the creatine content, but i used to augment chicken with fish and eggs. 

Those beef serving places are everywhere. In Mumbai you can get beef near The popular Bade Miyans. In Hyderabad there is Kalyani Biryani joints which are very popular. Kalyani being I  believe the breed of cow.

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13 minutes ago, Vilander said:

nice to know that its tolerated.

Well to be honest these are in densely Muslim populated areas.

 

There was never a problem with people eating what they want as long as they are respectful  to other people’s cultures and laws of the land. It is “I will eat beef at any cost regardless of  what you feel where I want when I want, so fk you” attitude that is the problem.

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6 minutes ago, Vilander said:

avoiding red meet is a good lifestyle choice a healthy one and a green one, but it should be a personal choice. 

There should be no personal choice when it comes to violence towards animals. Do they even use non-violent approach when killing cows. I recently read in one of the local newspapers, that some sick people used acid while killing the poor animal. 

 

These culprits should be beaten to death by mob. 

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1 minute ago, Global.Baba said:

It is “I will eat beef at any cost regardless of  what you feel, so fk you” attitude that is the problem.

meaning the inhumane slaughter - i am never a fan of halaal never felt humane--> but there are some counter arguments for it in it being more safer prep of the meat itself and the islamic Zabiha and jewish kosher slaughter have humane variants with pre slaughter electric stunners. 

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5 minutes ago, Lannister said:

Do they even use non-violent approach when killing cows. I recently read in one of the local newspapers, that some sick people used acid while killing the poor animal. 

Animal cruelty is illegal and should be stopped and punished. Humane slaughter to the extent fesible is needed - halaal is bs for sure. 

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1 hour ago, Vilander said:

poor guys i hope its not because of this stupid religious sensitivity - not sure where it suddenly sprung up from in the country. I remember during college days in TN there used to be beef stalls in the outskirts of the town - even some brahmin kids interested in bodybuilding used to eat there. 

no because they prefer it over cow. actually most of india, it is buffalo meat that is sold as beef.  Actual beef you will rarely find and is mostly exported.

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44 minutes ago, Global.Baba said:

Those beef serving places are everywhere. In Mumbai you can get beef near The popular Bade Miyans. In Hyderabad there is Kalyani Biryani joints which are very popular. Kalyani being I  believe the breed of cow.

that is mostly buffalo meat sold as beef.

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9 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

it is buffalo meat or cow? both are interchangeably used as beef.

No idea man. I am a vegetarian and I am not from Chennai. Many years back was there for work. So after work me and my friends decided to get some beers. My friend felt that those kababs smelt delicious  but then was told it was beef.

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Looks like another of those diktats from the captain. Virushka will make everyone go Vegan or what? What's the problem if beef is on the menu? You don't like it, do not eat it. For the vegetarians, hire a local Indian chef. What is this with food fascism. Fuunny this is happening with Shastri as the coach. He's self professed beef lover and had even a case filed against him years ago for eating beef!!

 

Also, surprised to read that Indian touring party craves for Indian food on tours. These guys travel overseas so extensively and yet do not development a taste for local cuisines? Having Indian food once in a while is okay, but to complain about it to BCCI to me sounds is a bit childish.

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1 hour ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Looks like another of those diktats from the captain. Virushka will make everyone go Vegan or what? What's the problem if beef is on the menu? You don't like it, do not eat it. For the vegetarians, hire a local Indian chef. What is this with food fascism. Fuunny this is happening with Shastri as the coach. He's self professed beef lover and had even a case filed against him years ago for eating beef!!

 

Also, surprised to read that Indian touring party craves for Indian food on tours. These guys travel overseas so extensively and yet do not development a taste for local cuisines? Having Indian food once in a while is okay, but to complain about it to BCCI to me sounds is a bit childish.

beef removing does not mean, they are going vegan.  they can still have chicken, mutton, pork, eggs.

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1 hour ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

 

 

Also, surprised to read that Indian touring party craves for Indian food on tours. These guys travel overseas so extensively and yet do not development a taste for local cuisines? Having Indian food once in a while is okay, but to complain about it to BCCI to me sounds is a bit childish.

if Aussies tour India, would they be happy eating Indian food? no, they wont be.  Having overseas food once in a while is okay, but it wont work for longer tours and longer duration.  South Indians wont be happy eating north indian food every day and vice versa for north indians.  There will be very few people like me who can adjust whatever they get.  me with two of my friends lived in Mysore for six months and those two friends did not like South Indian food much while I had no problem with it but they would consistently search for north Indian food.

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