Unofficially, the Indian cricket team reportedly lodged a complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the “cold food and sandwiches” they were served during their training sessions in Sydney ahead of their T20 World Cup match against the Netherlands on Thursday. After defeating Pakistan in a thrilling match on Sunday in front of more than 90,000 spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Rohit Sharma-led team has traveled to Sydney for their next Super 12 stage game. However, if reports are to be believed, they have not received the warmest of welcomes, at least in terms of food.

“Team India received poor food, which was supplied. They only got sandwiches, and after a Sydney practice, they protested to the International Cricket Council (ICC) about the cold, subpar food they were served “A BCCI source was quoted by the news agency ANI as saying.

It’s been reported that homemade sandwiches, bananas, and falafel were among the post-practice refreshments (very common in this part of the world).

The players would have been looking forward to a three-course supper since the training was practically over by midday.

In protest, the majority of the top Indian cricketers chose not to have lunch there and instead went back to their hotels where they could eat anything they wanted.

“Not even a boycott exists… Everyone wanted to have lunch, so even though some players purchased fruits and falafel, they all took the food back to the hotel.” According to PTI, an unnamed BCCI official with knowledge of the circumstances.

The hospitality for the T20 World Cup in 2022 will be managed by the International Cricket Council, as opposed to the bilateral series, when that responsibility falls to the host organization (ICC).