By Elmi Rizal Alias
JAKARTA, April 24 (Bernama) -- The Indonesian badminton squad to the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup competitions in New Delhi, India will be accompanied by a chef to ensure proper food intake.
Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) President Gita Wirjawan said with a chef accompanying the team, players can avoid becoming victims to food poisoning or other food related ailments which will then affect their performances.
"We will coordinate with the Indonesian embassy in India to facilitate the necessary requirements," he told reporters after visiting the Thomas and Uber Cup teams undergoing training in Kudus, today.
The PBSI's decision to take a chef along was because there was a difference in taste and preparation of food in India compared with the normal food consumed by the players back home.
"We are just being cautious about players affected by diarrhea or food poisoning," he said adding that he had also advised the players to be prepared for the hot weather conditions in New Delhi.....