Headline: Dutch cricketer works as meals supply man in COVID-19 occasions
Cricket coming to a halt throughout COVID-19 pandemic has affected the livelihood of many native and first-class stage cricketers within the nation. Whereas BCCI remains to be attempting to determine methods to get native cricket again on monitor, worldwide cricket appears to be again in full swing with loads worldwide collection, together with a mouth-watering Australia-India collection lined up subsequent.
Nevertheless, there’s a world of worldwide cricket past the highest 10 taking part in nations which consists of countries corresponding to Holland, Namibia, Canada, Nepal, UAE amongst others. These nations typically face off in second-tier tournaments internationally with the hope to sneak into the elite stage like Afghanistan did within the latest previous.
The highway to glory for such nations is sort of treacherous with funding coming exhausting and media protection in subsequent to negligible. And that’s why little is heard about plight of cricketers from such second-tier nation.
A tweet on Sunday by Dutch worldwide Paul Van Meekeren, who final performed in opposition to Zimbabwe in June 2019, gave an perception on how they’re going about their life when the 27-year-old bowler made a startling revelation on Twitter that he’s working as a meals supply man to make his ends meet through the lockdown.
Retweeting a publish by Espncricinfo, which talked about that 2020 T20 World Cup would have kicked off immediately in Australia if not for the virus outbreak earlier this yr, Meekeren expressed his disappointment on not taking part in the match and as a substitute ship meals to get via the winters.
Ought to’ve been taking part in cricket immediately 😏😢 now I’m delivering Uber eats to get via the winter months!! Humorous how issues change hahaha maintain smiling folks 😁 https://t.co/kwVEIo6We9
— Paul van Meekeren (@paulvanmeekeren) November 15, 2020
The 27 years previous has up to now performed 5 worldwide video games for Holland whereas representing the nation because the under-13 stage. He additionally performed in English county for Somerset.