Scandal Delays Cricket 22

A tweet from Big Ant Studios announces the release of Cricket 22 - The Official Game of the Ashes is being delayed (thanks Kotaku). Word is the game itself is complete, but the packaging and some game elements are being reworked after cover star Tim Paine became reembroiled in a sex scandal:
Hello cricket fans!

We know you're excited to get your hands on Cricket 22 - The Official Game of the Ashes. We're every bit as keen to get the game to you, as the team has been working incredibly hard to make what we believe is our greatest title yet.

Unfortunately, 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. The new patch won't be ready for release until December 2.

As a result, we have made the difficult decision to delay the game's release by a week for all platforms both physical and digital. This is the first time Big Ant Studios have ever had to delay a game release, but we find ourselves in an unprecedented position. 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 a cricket experience as possible.

We will update you with further details soon. In the meantime, circle December 2 on the calendar!

We can't wait to see you out there on the field.

Ross Symons, CEO, and the Big Ant team