Netherlands Cricketer Paul van Meekeren has revealed he is working as a delivery boy for Uber Eats to get through the winter. In normal circumstances, he would have been in Australia for the T20 World Cup which was slated to be held from October 18 to November 15.
The showpiece event had to be postponed earlier this year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Apart from the top 10 nations, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Scotland, Namibia, and Oman were the six additional teams that had qualified for T20 World Cup.
Now, with the T20 event getting postponed, Paul van Meekeren does not have any cricket commitment and to make ends meet, he is working as a delivery boy for Uber eats.
Paul van Meekeren, who was born in the Netherlands, made his international debut against Kenya in a T20 game in 2013. He has played five ODIs and 41 T20Is for the Dutch team and picked four and 47 wickets respectively. He also represented Somerset in County cricket.
“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,” wrote Paul van Meekeren.
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
Meanwhile, India will host the T20 World Cup next year and Paul van Meekeren would be hoping to be a part of Netherlands’ squad. Australia, on the other hand, will host the same tournament in 2022. Australia were originally scheduled to host the T20 World Cup this year in October-November while India had the hosting rights for the 2021 edition.
However, the ICC, in July, was forced into postponing the tournament due to the effect of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 event will be hosted in India between October-November next year, with the final scheduled on November 14. Australia, on the other hand, will host the tournament in 2022 between October-November with the final scheduled for November 13.