CANADA withdrew from their one-day international against Kenya in Mombasa on Saturday, claiming at least five players were suffering from an upset stomach. The match was awarded to Kenya, already thumping 190-run winners over Scotland in this three-nation tournament. Scotland beat Canada earlier this week by two wickets, thanks to a century by Ryan Watson.
One must assume “stomach virus condition”, as termed by a doctor, means the shits. It is surprising this problem has not occurred more often in cricket. Usually teams put their bicycle clips on, especially on the subcontinent, and then grin and bear it. Even journalists have to do that.
Hang on, I am due in Bangladesh soon.