I just wanted to share some cricket news amidst all this.
Pakistan’s talented cricketer, who never blossomed to expectations, Umar Akmal, who has been in trouble with the Pakistan cricket authorities in the past has been formally charged with 2 breaches of its anti -corruption code for 2 unrelated incidents & if proved guilty, then will face a penalty of either a suspension of 6 months or it would be a lifetime ban from cricket. Umar Akmal so far has not come forward & has till March 31st to appeal against it.
Australian opener David Warner has opted out of the inaugural Hundred blast coming up in the United Kingdom due to family reasons.
New Zealand bowling all rounder, Andrew Ellis, who only played a handful of international matches in the year 2012-13 due to being plagued by injuries in his career retired.
His first class career in New Zealand , representing Canterbury as captain was a good one, as he lifted the domestic tournament trophy,Plunket shield & Ford trophy in the first year as captain.He was involved in a bizarre incident in which, Jeet Raval hit the ball, which hit his head & went for a six. That prompted him to urge the New Zealand cricket authorities to offer protective cricket gear to players. He himself started wearing a helmet while bowling and fielding in the year 2019.