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Paul van Meekerene reveals working as a delivery boy after T20 World Cup Postponement

November 16, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Paul van Meekerene, the Netherlands Cricketer, has uncovered taken the job of a delivery boy for Uber Eats to pass the winter. In normal conditions, he would have been in Australia for the T20 World Cup, which was scheduled to be held from October 18 to November 15.

ICC had to postpone the event earlier this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Aside from the best 10 countries, Netherlands, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, Scotland, and Oman were the six extra cricket teams that had qualified to play in the T20 World Cup.

Presently, with the T20 World Cup event getting delayed, Paul van Meekeren doesn't have any cricket commitment. And to make a decent living, he is now working for Uber Eats as a delivery boy.

Born in the Netherlands, Paul van Meekeren made his international debut in 2013 against Kenya in a T20 game. He has participated in five ODIs and 41 T20Is for the Dutch team. His career record shows that he has picked four and 47 wickets respectively.

“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."

India to host T20 World Cup in 2021

India will host the T20 World Cup in 2021 and Paul van Meekeren would want to be a part of the Netherlands' team. Australia, on the other hand, will have a similar cricket tournament in 2022. Australia was initially booked to host the T20 World Cup this year in October-November while India had the hosting rights for the 2021 season.

The ICC, in July, was forced into delaying the competition because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 edition will be played between October and November 2021, with the final game scheduled for November 14.

The 2022 T20 tournament will be played between October and November, with the final match scheduled for November 13.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh