The England Test side has made a new addition for their upcoming tour of Pakistan, hiring a chef following a debrief of the limited-overs side’s experiences in the country during their seven-match T20I series.
For a three-match series to be played from December 1 to December 21, England’s Test team is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on November 26. Both teams would try to stay in the battle for qualification as the series is a part of the World Test Championship cycle. The teams for the series have been revealed by Pakistan and England, respectively.
After complaints from a few players about the food they received during the T20I portion of the tour, it has been claimed that the England team has recruited their own chef to maintain the quality and standard of food supplied to the players during the series.
The feedback from players and support staff was that the food on offer, particularly at match venues, was not quite up to scratch, with a handful suffering from upset stomachs at certain parts of the tour.
According to reports, the topic of local cuisine came up during the T20 tour when Moeen Ali, acting as stand-in captain, entered the debate on Karachi and Lahore’s respective food cultures with a rather lighthearted statement like, “Food-wise, I have been a little bit disappointed in Lahore. Karachi was very pleasant. Those who want to try the regional cuisines can relax knowing that Lahore is not on the schedule this time around and Karachi will host the third Test.