According to reports, HI coach Harendra Singh has written to president Rajinder Singh complaining about the poor quality of food being served to players at the Bengaluru SAI center, which has resulted in food-related deficiencies in players. He has also complained about bad hygiene in the kitchen.
According to a report from TOI, the Indian Hockey team, who are currently preparing for the Asian Games and World Cup, has been facing food problems which has led their coach Harendra Singh to write a letter to Hockey India president Rajinder Singh on Saturday. He complained about the poor quality of food being served to the players at the Sports Authority of India center in Bengaluru.
The coach also complained about the bad hygiene in the kitchen. Singh has mentioned that the players get more bones than meat to eat and have found the diet to have supplemented with unwanted proteins in the form of bugs, with hair also in food making occasional appearances.
In his letter, Singh, who first raised this issue as the national women’s team coach, stated as quoted by TOI, “The food quality at Bangalore SAI
The letter had the mention of recent blood reports of players, which have indicated food-related deficiencies of vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, Singh had referred the matter to Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra who, in turn, had sent an email to SAI director-general Neelam Kapur urging her to take action.