Big Ant has updated the cover photo of Pat Cummins and Meg Lanning, the captain of the Australian women's cricket team.
Cricket 22, the official licenced Ashes game, has been postponed for another week as makers want to update the game’s digital cover, which was previously set to feature Tim Paine. Paine has been taken from the cover following the texting scandal and his resignation as Australia’s Test captain, with Pat Cummins taking his place.
Though the makers will be able to change the digital cover, Tim Paine will appear on the physical covers of the highly anticipated cricket game, making it an instant collector’s item. The official Ashes game’s release date has been pushed back a week, and is now set for December 2, 2021.
Big Ant has updated the cover photo of Pat Cummins and Meg Lanning, the captain of the Australian women’s cricket team.
Because of Tim Paine’s unexpected resignation, the release day patch had to be postponed.
Ross Symons, the CEO of Big Ant said in a conference, “Factors beyond our control have meant that we need to update the game’s cover art, other visuals and team lists. There was a critical day 1 patch that players will need to enjoy the full Cricket 22 experience that has consequently needed to be revoked. Everyone at Big Ant Studios would like to thank our fans and supporters for understanding our need to do this, ensuring the game is as full and authentic cricket experience as possible.”
Cricket 22 includes a slew of new features based on player feedback, including:
Tim Paine resigned as Australia’s Test captain on Sunday, claiming he was aware that the implicit messages he communicated to a former female colleague would be made public. In a sad message, Paine recognised that his previous actions were unworthy of managing the senior national team.
After a Cricket Australia inquiry into the matter following a complaint by a female colleague in 2018, Tim Paine was absolved of any wrongdoing. Following the Sandpaper Gate row, in which Steve Smith lost his captaincy, Paine took over as Australia’s Test captain in the same year.
Paine, on the other hand, made the decision to resign as Australia’s captain to avoid being distracted ahead of the 2021-22 Ashes series. Read about this in detail Tim Paine steps down as captain of Australia ahead of Ashes 2021 due to THIS scandal