According to a source, England’s team, which will be led by Ben Stokes and consist of three Test matches, has hired a team chef for their upcoming tour of Pakistan.
According to a story that was published on ESPNcricinfo, a personal team chef has been hired following a debriefing from the limited-overs England side that travelled to Pakistan earlier this year for seven Twenty20 Internationals prior to the Twenty20 World Cup.
According to the same report, the players and support staff from the limited-overs side had provided the input that the food did not meet the standards.
During the seven-match Twenty20 International series that England played against Pakistan, there were even some England players who experienced stomach upset at various points in the competition.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Omar Meziane will be the team chef for England. Meziane is the same person who worked with the England men’s football team in a similar capacity during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2020. Meziane is also the same person who worked with the England women’s football team in a similar capacity during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is going to make history by sending a chef who is expressly employed for a cricket trip outside of the country for the very first time.
Beginning on December 1, England and Pakistan are scheduled to play a total of three tests against one another. The first match of the series will take place in Rawalpindi on December 1. The cities of Multan and Karachi will host the upcoming pair of Test matches.
During the Twenty20 International series that England played against Pakistan, England’s stand-in skipper Mooen Ali discussed the distinct culinary experiences that can be experienced in Lahore and Karachi.
Moeen was cited by ESPNcricinfo as adding, “Karachi was pretty great,” in reference to the city’s cuisine. “With Lahore, I have been a little bit disappointed in the food,” he said.
In the beginning of this year, England went on a tour of Pakistan. During that tour, England ended up winning the seven-match Twenty20 International series 4-3. Later in the year, England also ended up winning the Twenty20 World Cup.