The England Test Cricket team has been cutting support staff in the early stages of Brendon McCullum’s tenure as head coach. The crew has, however, expanded to include a cook in preparation for their next trip to Pakistan.
The appointment comes after a review of the limited-overs team’s seven-match T20I tour of the nation. Players and support staff complained that the food was subpar, particularly at match venues, and some had stomachaches at various points throughout the tour.
No one became really unwell for an extended period of time, and England went on to win the enthralling series 4-3 despite the minor issues encountered. However, given the requirements of a Test match and the back-to-back schedule of the three-match series over 21 days in three different cities (Rawalpindi, Multan, and Karachi), having someone oversee food preparation and customise menus in accordance with particular needs and preferences felt necessary to maintain control.
Omar Meziane, who worked in a comparable role with the England men’s football team at the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020, will fill the post, according to ESPNcricinfo.
Even though this may be the first time the ECB has purposefully hired a chef for a trip, they have