After returning triumphant against Pakistan in the first clash of the 20-20 World Cup 2022, India is all set to take on the Netherlands. The players have already begun their practice sessions at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but they haven’t been too happy with the catering services provided by the Apex Cricket Council at the event.

The dressing room menu was found to be cold and inadequate following India’s optional practice session on Tuesday (October 25), and the players reported the matter to the official at the iconic SCG. The menu included fruits, falafel, and a ‘make your own sandwich,’ which did not sit well with the Indian team players.

“The food was not up to the mark. We can’t have a sandwich after a practice session,” a member of the Indian Cricket Team said as per a report in the Indian Express.

Players usually prefer an adequate and hot meal after a practice session, so the menu did not impress Team India members. Captain Rohit Sharma, vice-captain KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Siraj, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Hooda attended the optional session, as did the support staff. Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, and Arshdeep Singh, on the other hand, were rested by the team management.

How can you give cold sandwiches: Indian Cricket Board Source

“BCCI has told ICC that food provided after practice is inadequate. BCCI has further told ICC – How can you give cold sandwiches after 3 hours of practice for lunch? Sandwiches are not even made, players have to make their own sandwiches. This is not acceptable to us. The problem was in Melbourne and now Sydney. ICC had promised to look into it but hot food is the basic. Why wasn’t it looked at earlier?” An Indian Cricket Board source told Times Now.

Meanwhile, the match against the Dutch team will be played on the 27th of October at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the issue

‘Trying everything to stop India’- Twitter Slams Apex Cricket Council For Serving Cold Food To Indian Players At 20-20 World Cup 2022