The coronavirus pandemic has not only forced the cricket bards to cancel all the fixtures, but it has also seen cricketers putting their weddings on hold. A day after Lizelle Lee and Tanja delayed their wedding, a report in ESPNcricinfo suggests that as many as eight Australian cricketers have also postponed their weddings.
The list includes their limited-overs spinner Adam Zampa, Test pacer Jackson Bird, D’Arcy Short, uncapped Mitchell Swepson, Alister McDermott, Andrew Tye, Jess Jonassen and Katelyn Fryett. Given their schedule and weather conditions, the Aussie cricketers mostly get married in April but this will not be the case this time.
Many states in Australia are under lockdown. The citizens are granted some exemptions but public gatherings are limited to two to five people. The lockdown rule only allows five people to attend the wedding.
Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins are two other cricketers who have been affected by the pandemic. They were yet to finalise the dates of their respective weddings and the present situation might force them to delay the event by a year. Maxwell got engaged to Indian-origin Vini Raman in last week of February. Cummins had also announced his engagement on social media last month.