NZ's cricket hero Elliott to miss sister's wedding

Grant Elliott celebrates his team's World Cup semi-final victory. Image: ABC/AFP Photo (Michael Bradley)

Grant Elliott celebrates his team’s World Cup semi-final victory. Image: ABC/AFP Photo (Michael Bradley)

In what will be the biggest week of his cricketing career, New Zealand hero Grant Elliott will also face great sadness: In order to play in this weekend’s Cricket World Cup, he must miss his sister’s wedding.

After a stellar performance in the New Zealand vs South Africa World Cup semi-final, one that saw the Kiwis secure their first spot in a Cricket World Cup final, Elliott must be in Melbourne on Sunday (March 29) for the big match at the MCG.


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Unfortunately, his sister is marrying in New Zealand on Friday evening (March 27).

“My sister has a wedding on Friday and unfortunately I’ll miss her wedding,” Elliott told NineMSN.

“Can you put it in the press that I’m sorry? I saw her earlier. She was pretty happy for me. I’m going to have to give her a special gift.”

We reckon a World Cup win might do the trick, Grant!

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