T20 WORLD CUP: INDIAN PLAYERS SKIP LUNCH DUE TO COLD FOOD SERVED BY ICC AT SYDNEY
The Indian cricket team reportedly informed the ICC, albeit unofficially, of their dissatisfaction with the "cold food and sandwiches" served after training sessions in Sydney ahead of Thursday's T20 World Cup match against Netherlands.
After beating historical rivals Pakistan in a gripping match Sunday in front of over 90,000 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the team led by Rohit Sharma traveled to Sydney for the next Super 12 match, but if reports are to be believed then of not having been warmly welcomed, at least not in terms of food.
It is find out that after-practice meal included custom sandwiches as well as fruit and falafel which is very common in this part of the world.
With training almost over in the afternoon, it was lunchtime and maybe the players were expecting a full-course menu.
In protest, most of India's top cricketers decided to skip lunch there and returned to the hotel for a meal of their choice.
In particular, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will provide food and lodging during the 2022 T20 World Cup, as opposed to the bilateral series, where the host association is responsible for the hospitality.
On Tuesday, most of the Indian players enjoyed the Sydney Cricket Ground, despite being an optional session. All fast bowlers rested along with all-rounder Hardik Pandya, batter Suryakumar Yadav and spinner Axar Patel rested.
According to an official update from BCCI on Tuesday, there was not supposed to be a net session on the eve of the match, but reports have now surfaced that the reason why India did not train Wednesday was the place was about 45 minutes away from their team's hotel.
With that issue, ICC officials reacts after unhappy Team India skips lunch and said that they were looking to the issue and promised to sort the matter soon.
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