The problems faced were far from severe: no one was ill for long, and England won 4-3 in a thrilling series. However, given the demands of a Test match, the back-to-back nature of the three-match series spanning 21 days at least in three different locations (Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi) requires supervision of food preparation and tailor menus. Have someone to do. Felt a necessary control for specific needs and tastes. In fact, one of the few regrets Cricket Australia had on their successful tour of Pakistan earlier this year was not taking the chef with them.
ESPNcricinfo understands that Umar Meezan, who worked in a similar role with the England men’s football team during the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020, will take over the role.
On a tour of New Zealand in November 2019, Leach suffered food poisoning so severe that he was hospitalized and developed sepsis. Although he managed to make it to the subsequent Test tour of South Africa, the effects of previous illness meant that he was unable to play any part in the proceedings and left the tour soon after.
While this may be the first time the ECB has employed a chef specifically for a tour, they have had it before when it comes to dining away from home. Before their disastrous 2013-14 Ashes, Sydney Morning Herald A dossier titled “Test Catering Requirements” was captured and distributed to all hosting locations.
There are 194 recipes in 82 pages, ranging from “Moroccan Spiced Chicken Fillets with Lime and Coriander Mayo” to protein-based “Banana and Peanut Bars”, and the description Harold as “modern pretentiousness”. It did nothing to whitewash England 5-0.
Pasta dishes are expected to be a prominent part of Pakistani menus.