Kabaddi players were served rice and stale pooris, which were kept on the floor of a stadium toilet, during a three-day state level U-17 girls’ tournament in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The alleged incident took place in a toilet area at a sports stadium, the video of which has since gone viral. A player talked about the food served to them during the tournament which included rice, dal, sabji and leftover ‘pooris’.
The Sports Officer of Saharanpur, Animesh Saxena went on to dismiss the claims and expressed that the food was cooked near the swimming pool and kept in the ‘changing room’ because of some “unavoidable reasons”. “It was not kept in the bathroom. Because it was raining, we made arrangements for food in the swimming pool area. The food was kept in the changing room next to the swimming pool. The stadium is undegoing some construction work. There was no other place to keep the food because of the rain” said Mr Saxena.
Here is the video: