The pandemic has caused several sports to be cancelled out in between crucial stages and cricket was one of the most severely affected ones.
The ICC World T20 was scheduled to be played in the month of October until the mid of November. However, things were nowhere near to what was planned.
On the contrary, a plethora of people lost their jobs, markets were shut and one of the closely affected was a Netherlands cricketer who was all set to feature in the ICC World T20.
Apart from the top 10 cricketing Nations, Scotland, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Netherlands, and Namibia were some of the other countries that were all set to play a tournament of such high standards.
However, covid-19 and its consequences led to the tournament getting delayed and now that has affected a lot of individual players especially from the countries that are not used to play regular cricket.
Similar was the case with Paul Van Meekeren, who recently revealed that he had been working or he has been working as an Uber eats delivery executive as a result of the problems he had to face due to the lock down.
The right-arm pacer made the headlines after he replied to one of ICC's tweets saying, "Should've been playing cricket today, now I'm delivering Uber Eats to get through the winter months!! Funny how things change haha keep smiling people."
Dutch by birth, Paul Van Meekeren played his first international game against Kenya in 2013. Till now, he has represented his country in 5 ODIs and 41 T20Is, picking up 4 and 47 wickets respectively.
He has also played for Somerset in County Cricket. Netherlands will now be featuring in the T20 World Cup held in 2021 in India and hopefully, the world will witness Meekeren's performance with more emphasis.
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