Rajan's Wrong-Un: Boycott spices up TMS by defying Delhi police's sandwich ban
World Cup Diary
Monday 28 February 2011
Did I detect the subtlest of digs from my hero, Jonathan Agnew, to Geoffrey Boycott yesterday? I thought I heard peerless Aggers ask the Yorkshire terrier what flavour crisps he'd brought into Test Match Special box. "Not chilli, are they?" my ears seemed to hear.
This may have referred to an incident last week when Boycott fell victim to a "food prevention exercise" by Delhi police, for the game between West Indies and South Africa. Officials told Boycott the packed lunch of sandwiches he'd brought along weren't allowed in.
Boycott, who once had throat cancer, said: "I don't eat curries which is what they normally give you. So I bring sandwiches. Anything which is spicy just burns."
Police confiscated his plastic knife and fork, but, typically, he refused to budge: "I said, 'I want to speak to the general or the brigadier, whoever's in charge, 'cause I'm taking my bloody sandwiches in.'" And his crisps, I assume.
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