Along with their sporting schedule, COVID-19 outbreak has also taken a toll on players’ personal life. Many cricketers who had planned their weddings during this time had to get them postponed in the wake of the pandemic.
England’s Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt had also announced their engagement last year and were planning to get married on 19 September in France. However, the coronavirus threat has postponed their wedding plans as they want their families, friends and team-mates into the same room for the occasion.
“At the minute we’re looking into a registry office. I know it’s corny and all that, but it’s nice,” Brunt told BBC Sport.
“We’re going to wait until you can have a minimum of 10 people there and make it just a really nice, cute, personal get together. That takes all the pressure off trying to make it happen when the future is completely unknown,” she added.
My maid of honour is Amy Jones: Katherine Brunt
Blunt and Sciver had scheduled their wedding around a summer that included limited-overs series against South Africa and India. Their season was going to end on 16 September and the couple had planned the wedding accordingly. But due to restrictions in travel, postponement of the wedding was on the cards. Moreover, Brunt’s maid of honour is going to be her compatriot Amy Jones.
“All our best friends are part of the England team, so if we didn’t want any of them there, we could just go ahead,” Brunt said.
“But my maid of honour is Amy Jones. There was talk of myself, Natalie and Amy not being part of any cricket this year so that we would have the opportunity to stick with our plans and go ahead with the wedding, but it’s just too much of a dent. Releasing Amy would not have been the right thing to do for England cricket,” she added.
Brunt also opened up on the new routine which the couple has adapted in the absence of cricket. With no women’s cricket until September, both the England internationals are spending time at home with their new puppy.
“We’re converting the loft. We’re making bespoke bookshelves. We’re gardening. And we’ve got a new puppy,” revealed Brunt.
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