Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq changes diet and nutrition plans for Pakistan players

first_img Next Press Trust of India KarachiSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 21:09 IST Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed faced criticism during World Cup 2019 over fitness issues in senior national team (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNo heavy diet for players in Pakistan national camp and domestic tournamentsOnly barbecue items and pasta with lots of fruits in recommended menuMisbah was appointed as Pakistan head coach in September 2019Pakistan’s new head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has changed the diet and nutrition plans for players in the domestic tournaments and in the national camp.Misbah has issued standing orders that no heavy diet would be available to the players during the domestic season and in the national camp as players have to attain peak fitness to make the national squad.”No more Biryani or oil rich red meat meals or sweet dishes for the players now,” said a member of a catering company managing the food plan for the players in a match of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.Misbah has issued orders that only barbecue items and pasta with lots of fruits should be on the menu for all teams in the domestic season while the same diet plan would be followed in the national camps.”Pakistani players are known to have a fondness for junk food and rich oily dishes when they are not playing for the national team but Misbah has told every player that a log book will be maintained on their fitness and diet plans and anyone found lacking would be shown the door,” a source, aware of the developments, said.Misbah, who played international cricket till the age of 43 and is still active as a player at 45, is seen as a role model for maintaining high fitness standards.Also Read | Pakistan ready to challenge other teams in World Test Championship: Sarfaraz AhmedAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Misbah-Ul-HaqFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Sarfaraz AhmedFollow Pakistan Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq changes diet and nutrition plans for Pakistan playersNewly-appointed head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has stressed that players will have to attain peak fitness to make the Pakistan national squad. He has issued standing orders that no heavy diet will be available to the players. advertisementlast_img

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