West Indies cricketer Shimron Hetmyer has been supplanted by Shamarh Brooks in their squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia after he missed his rescheduled flight.
Injury, unavailability, absence of form, and team combination; are some of the considerably familiar justifications why a player is knocked down from a team but now all the cricket fans must put in another reason to their mind that absence of punctuality can also make you pay through the nose and a player can miss his flight due to this reason and Shimron Hetmyer is the breathing illustration of that.
What Happened with Shimron Hetmyer Initially that he missed his first flight
Hetmyer was recently glimpsed in action during the Caribbean Premier League 2022 where he skippered Guyana Amazon Warriors. Hetmyer told the Cricket management of West Indies that he won’t be able to travel due to some family purposes and wanted them to reschedule his flight.
On request of Shimron Hetmyer, they re-scheduled his flight and cautioned him bluntly that any additional delays won’t be accepted and he would be booted out of the World Cup squad.
The rescheduling meant Hetmyer would miss the first T20I against Australia on Oct 5 but they were hopeful of him joining the squad before the second game.
What occurred again with Hetmyer on the day of the rescheduled flight?
On the day of rescheduled flight on Monday (October 3), Shimron Hetmyer intimated to the Cricket West Indies Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams that he won’t be able to catch up with the flight in time. He didn’t mention any plausible reason for doing so.
As he was informed prematurely by the management of west-indies cricket, without any respect they kicked him out of not only series against the Australia but also the World Cup. Hetmyer has been the consistent part of the white ball squad for west-Indies during the last couple of years, his presence and absence make the difference which is why he is preferred wherever leagues are going on.
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Has it ever happened in past what took place with Shimron Hetmyer?
Yes In 2015, Pakistan’s young left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar lost out on a lustrous opportunity to make his Test debut for the national team in the first Test against England during the Captaincy of Misbah ul Haq in Abu Dhabi when he relinquished to his beauty sleep.
With Yasir Shah getting ruled out of that Series due to Injury, the left-arm orthodox bowler had a strong probability of making his Test debut on a slow, low-bounced and twirling pitch prepared for the test matches at that time.