Australia’s men’s team players will wear black armbands on day two of the fourth Test against India after captain Pat Cummins’ mother died overnight
Australia’s men’s team players will wear black armbands on day two of the fourth Test against India after captain Pat Cummins’ mother died overnight.
Coach Andrew McDonald convened players before play on Friday morning in Ahmedabad to inform them that Maria Cummins had passed away due to breast cancer (main pic).
“We are deeply saddened at the passing of Maria Cummins overnight,” read a Cricket Australia statement.
“On behalf of Australian Cricket, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Pat, the Cummins family and their friends.
“The Australian men’s team will today wear black armbands as a mark of respect.”
Pat Cummins led the side during the first two Tests against India before flying home to Sydney to care for his mother while she was in palliative care.
Steve Smith has captained in his absence and the team has commended Cummins for his leadership in the first two Tests.