Ben Cutting ends his nine-year career at Brisbane Heat by signing with Sydney Thunder for the upcoming BBL season.
Brisbane Heat will have to say goodbye to one of their best players as Ben Cutting decides to leave after nine years. Now, Cutting has decided to sign up a new deal with Sydney Thunder along with other players like Usman Khawaja and Callum Ferguson.
In an interview, the 33-year-old player clarified that it was his personal choice to leave the team. In fact, he also gave a hint that he is not the only player who will transfer to another franchise in the coming weeks ahead.
He says, ‘I wasn't asked to leave; I had another year left so I had the option to stay on, if I wanted to. But it's been a tough couple of years, particularly the most recent season, so I just think it was time that we parted ways. I know I'm not the only one in this boat and it's going to be a very interesting couple of weeks now the embargo period has lifted’.
‘I'm excited to join the Thunder because of the culture (they have). Having come up against them, I know what they're all about and that excites me. Good people always breed a good culture and a good culture is what brings you success’, he added.
Cutting also said that his exit from the team had not been easy due to some discussions that he had with the team’s officials like Darren Lehmann and Andrew McShea. He also stated that he had always hoped to be a one-club player and that he saw himself finishing his career with Heat. Still, he stated that he has no plans on retiring yet.
In the same interview, Cutting said, ‘I'd like to play for another four or five years. I'd like to think I'm pretty diligent with my training and the way I work behind the scenes. The body still feels great. I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon’.
Meanwhile, Sydney Thunder head coach Shane Bond also shared how Cutting will be a great addition to their team. To know more about Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder, and the other teams of the BBL, visit Betwala.
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