Melbourne: Cricket fans heading to witness the One-Day International (ODI) series between Australia and India next month will get a very different taste for the game.
During matches in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, Cricket Australia will host a 'Field of Flavours’ food market offering fans cuisines from all over the world, according to a release. The series will begin from January 12.
Inspired by popular late-night food markets around the world, the events will be created with the help of celebrated celebrity chef, Peter Kuruvita and will give fans the chance to enjoy cuisines including Indian, Vietnamese and Mexican. The Melbourne and Sydney events will also feature cultural entertainment such as music and dance.
Kuruvita said he was excited to bring a unique approach to food at popular sporting events.
“Fans are often quite limited in their food options at major sporting events, so to offer something new and increase the range on offer is quite exciting,” Kuruvita said.
"We’re really enhancing the food experience that’s on offer to cricket fans and providing a dedicated space for people to sit down and relax whilst enjoying some delicious food from all over the world.”
The Field of Flavours concept has been developed in response to feedback from fans seeking greater food options at the cricket and in recognition of the cultural diversity of cricket fans across Australia.
The Field of Flavours will be located inside the WACA on the West Bank for the ODI, meaning fans must have a match ticket to attend.
In Melbourne and Sydney, the Field of Flavours is open to the public and will be situated in Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG, and in Centennial Park outside Gate E of the SCG.
Each site will be well-shaded, complete with tables and chairs, and the MCG site will also feature a big screen broadcasting the cricket for those not a part of the action inside the venue.