BCCI reacts on halal meat controversy, gives BIG statement

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Reports also claimed that the BCCI had asked the players to consume only halal meat. The controversy erupted after the report went viral on the internet, with many criticizing the BCCI for promoting Halal meat.

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Treasurer Arun Dhumal has clarified that the board has not given any instructions to its players regarding the consumption of Halal meat.

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The BCCI official told the media that the board has no role in deciding the menu of the team and the players are free to choose what they want to eat. He clarified that BCCI has not given any advice to any player regarding his eating habits.

Reports had surfaced that BCCI had introduced a new diet plan for the Indian team, according to which players were instructed not to eat pork or beef.

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Reports also claimed that the BCCI had asked the players to consume only halal meat. The controversy erupted after the report went viral on the internet, with many criticizing the BCCI for promoting Halal meat.

BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal rubbished the report.

“This (diet plan) was never discussed nor will it be implemented. I don’t know when this decision was taken or not. As far as I know, we have never issued any guidelines related to diet plan As far as the food is concerned, it is the personal choice of the players, BCCI has no role in it.” told India Today.

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“This Halal issue has never been brought to the notice of BCCI. BCCI does not advise any of its players on what to eat and what not to eat. If they want to become a vegetarian, it is their choice, if they want to become a vegetarian.” Whether they want to become vegetarian, it’s their choice, whether they want to become non-vegetarian, it’s their choice again.”

First Published:November 24, 2021, 1:13 pm

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