Netherlands cricketer reveals he is working as delivery boy on post recalling original date of T20 World Cup 2020 final
With the T20 event getting postponed, one of the Netherlands players Paul van Meekeren revealed that he is working as a delivery boy for Uber eats for his daily needs.
Updated - Nov 15, 2020 9:52 pm
ICC T20 World Cup 2020 was scheduled to happen from October to November in 2020 but COVID-19 changed the entire scenario. The whole world came to a standstill due to the pandemic. Many sports events got cancelled or postponed and it was unprecedented for many die-hard fans. Eventually, ICC also took a harsh decision of postponing the 2020 T20 World Cup to the year 2022 in Australia.
In the previously launched scheduled for T20 World Cup 2020, Melbourne Cricket Ground was set to host the final of the tournament on November 15, 2020. Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Scotland, Namibia, and Oman were the six additional teams qualified for T20 World Cup 2020. They were set to take on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the initial group stage, in a bid to qualify for the Super 12 stage, where big teams will be waiting.
With the T20 event getting postponed, one of the Netherlands players Paul van Meekeren revealed that he is working as a delivery boy for Uber eats for his daily needs. He disclosed the same in an ICC tweet that was posted for recalling the original date of the T20 WC 2020 Final date.
He wrote, “Should’ve been playing cricket today. Now I’m delivering Uber eats to get through the winter months!! Funny how things change hahaha keep smiling people”
Should’ve been playing cricket today 😏😢 now I’m delivering Uber eats to get through the winter months!! Funny how things change hahaha keep smiling people 😁 https://t.co/kwVEIo6We9
— Paul van Meekeren (@paulvanmeekeren) November 15, 2020
Paul van Meekeren was born in Netherlands and played a few international games for his national team. He also represented Somerset in County cricket. He played five ODIs and 41 T20Is for the Dutch team and picks four and 47 scalps respectively. He made his international debut against Kenya in a T20 game in 2013. He is one of the important players for his national team’s success so far.
The Dutch team, led by Pieter Seelaar, will represent the country in India in the T20 World Cup 2021 and will be hoping to defeat some big teams. Seelar was one of the consistent performers for his team in the qualifying tournament picking seven wickets in nine matches at an economy rate of 5.5 and the strike-rate of 18.8. India will host next year’s T20 World Cup and BCCI Chief is confident of hosting it.