Of their Males’s T20 World Cup remaining in opposition to Pakistan on the Melbourne Cricket Floor on Sunday, England might be sporting black armbands in reminiscence of David English, who died on Saturday attributable to a coronary heart assault, aged 76. English was greatest identified for organising a legendary charity fundraiser for cricket in England, by his Bunbury Festivals, the U15 competitors. His efforts led to the pageant producing greater than 1000 first-class cricketers, together with 125 worldwide cricketers and a few of them part of the present England set-up who might be taking part in within the T20 World Cup remaining.
England might be sporting black armbands as a mark of respect to David English who has simply died. David established the Bunbury Pageant (U15 competitors). 125 internationals have performed in it over 30 years. Together with some who’ll function on this World Cup remaining. https://t.co/9Stb0u7m3N
— George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) November 13, 2022
Captain and wicket-keeper Jos Buttler tweeted a tribute to English because the staff received to know concerning the information of his passing away. “So unhappy to listen to the information of David English passing away. Considered one of life’s nice characters, so enjoyable to spend time with and producer of among the greatest English cricketers by his fantastic Bunbury Festivals. RIP.”
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) tweeted an announcement on the passing away of English. “The ECB is saddened to be taught of the lack of David English CBE. He did a lot for the sport, and for charity, and he performed a component within the rise of many England Males’s cricketers. Our ideas right now are together with his family and friends.”
If England, the 2019 ODI World Cup champions, win over Pakistan within the remaining, they may turn into the primary facet in males’s worldwide cricket to carry two World Cup trophies on the identical time. It should even be their second time profitable the T20 World Cup after profitable the title first in 2010 within the West Indies.