Pat Cummins's mother passed away! Aussies to wear Black Arm Bands. Our Deepest Condolences from the ICS team!
Pat Cummins's mother passed away! Aussies to wear Black Arm Bands.

Pat Cummins’s mother passed away! Aussies to wear Black Arm Bands: Australian regular skipper Pat Cummins and his family is going through a soul brief as his mother Maria Cummins passed away peacefully on Friday.

The Australian skipper made the decision to skip the last two Test matches of the series in India in order to be by her mother Maria Cummins’ side and provide for her concerns. She has been undergoing palliative care for a severe illness.

In memory of Pat Cummins’ mother Maria, the Australian team will wear black armbands today. It’s believed that Cummins has told his friends and teammates that his mother died away peacefully while she was among family.

Cricket Australia released a post confirming the news. They wrote, “We are deeply saddened at the passing of Maria Cummins overnight. 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.”


Although the precise nature of Maria Cummins’ illness is undisclosed, it is notable that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Five years ago, Cummins explained in a blog for Athletes Voice how his mother had protected all five of her children from the illness and how his father, Peter Cummins, had been both parents at the time.

Pat wrote, “My mum’s name is Maria and she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 when I was in year seven at school. She tried to shelter the kids – Matt, Laura, Tim, Kara, and me – from much of what went on.”

“I remember her telling us, ‘I’m not going to be my normal self for the next little while,’ at the outset. And I remember all the family and friends stepping in and helping with things like school pick-ups and making dinners. My dad, Peter, played the role of both parents there for a while.”

Mum went through all the chemo and radiation therapy. It lasted about six months. She’s one of the lucky ones. She came out the other side.

“But cancer has a tendency to hang over your head long after you’ve gone into remission. There are all the check-ups and the tests and that means the thought of it is always lurking somewhere. As a kid, you think, ‘Mum said it’s going to be alright so it’s going to be alright.’ It’s not until you get a bit older than you think, ‘That was really serious.”

We, the ICS team present our deepest condolences to the family of Maria Cummins and pray to GOD that may her soul rest in peace!

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