Boycott defends his sandwiches

Boycott is in New Delhi for the Cricket World Cup as a commentator

Delhi: Feb 25, 2011

Former England opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott, renowned for his rock-solid defiance in his playing career, needed to defend his humble box of sandwiches with equal determination at the World Cup.

Boycott, in New Delhi working as a commentator, fell foul of Indian security when he tried to enter the Feroz Shah Kotla ground for the South Africa v West Indies clash with his lunch tucked under his arm on Thursday. “I don’t eat curries, which is what they normally give you. So I bring sandwiches. Anything which is spicy just burns,” Boycott, who has suffered from throat cancer, was quoted as saying by cricinfo.

After being told he would have to leave his sandwiches outside the ground, Boycott stood firm.

“I said: ‘I want to speak to the general or the brigadier, whoever’s in charge, ’cause I’m taking my bloody sandwiches in’.” An International Cricket Council official came to his aid and he was allowed to take his sandwiches with him.

AFP

By Gerard Julien

Delhi: Feb 25, 2011

Former England opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott, renowned for his rock-solid defiance in his playing career, needed to defend his humble box of sandwiches with equal determination at the World Cup.

Boycott, in New Delhi working as a commentator, fell foul of Indian security when he tried to enter the Feroz Shah Kotla ground for the South Africa v West Indies clash with his lunch tucked under his arm on Thursday. “I don’t eat curries, which is what they normally give you. So I bring sandwiches. Anything which is spicy just burns,” Boycott, who has suffered from throat cancer, was quoted as saying by cricinfo.

After being told he would have to leave his sandwiches outside the ground, Boycott stood firm. “I said: ‘I want to speak to the general or the brigadier, whoever’s in charge, ’cause I’m taking my bloody sandwiches in’.” An International Cricket Council official came to his aid and he was allowed to take his sandwiches with him.

AFP