van Bunge quits ... for the time being
Daan van Bunge, the Netherlands spinner who achieved unwelcome fame during the World Cup when he was hit for six sixes in an over by Hershcelle Gibbs, has announced that he will be unavailable for international matches for the foreseeable future. He will continue to play for his club.
van Bunge, 24, said that he was unable to balance the demands of pursuing a career in sports management with the demands of representing his country. “The time has come when I have to choose,” van Bunge told cricketeurope.com. “I've considered alternatives, such as only being available for home matches, but I have to give priority to my studies, and it wouldn't be fair to players who are fully committed to training and playing if I were to take a place in the side.”
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa