Only Halal Meat for Team India, BCCI denies
A strict instruction has been conveyed to Team India management that the cricketers must not be served pork or beef in any form in their catering requirements and another important instruction has also been given that all the meat items must be 'halal'. After Virat Kohli had become the captain for all formats (now he is only Test and ODI captain) fitness has been the foremost priority for the team. The introduction of yo-yo tests has brought more importance to this culture where fitness is regarded as the top parameter. But at the same time, ODI captain treasure Arun Dhumal informed on Tuesday the board has not issued any such restriction on Team India's dietary chart. The cricketers are allowed to eat as per their choice. However, Rahane will be the stand-in skipper in the first Test against the Kiwis as Kohli has been rested. Kohli will be returning to the team in the second and final Test scheduled to be held in Mumbai. Rohit Sharma has been given rest for the entire series.