For the past couple of days, several reports surfaced claiming that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned the eating of beef and pork in any form in Team India’s new diet regime. The reports stated that the BCCI has asked the players to consume meat in only ‘halal’ form.
However, the new diet plan imposed by the board irked fans. It sparked a massive outrage on social media. While many slammed the BCCI’s move, few backed the decision.
As it turns out, the news was not true and was made up. BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal dismissed reports about ‘halal’ meat diet plan, saying that no such rule has been issued by the BCCI to players or support staff. He said that players are free to eat as per their choice.
“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.