Derbyshire County Cricket Club has postponed the signing of contracts for Sean Abbott and Ben McDermott amid COVID-19.
As the County Championships were put off until May 28, Derbyshire County Cricket Club decided to practice some cost-cutting measures. This included the postponement of Australian duo Abbott and McDermott’s contracts for the club.
With that, the two will not be featured in Derbyshire for this season considering the delays in their contracts. However, their contracts are unlike the other contracts of other overseas players which have been cancelled due to the virus outbreak.
As per Derbyshire chief executive Ryan Duckett, ‘These are unprecedented times and following the postponement of cricket until at least May 28, and the full impact of the current situation yet to be determined, we need to be mindful of our cricket budget in 2020’.
Ducket also stated that they’ll keep their options open for this summer depending on the number of cricket which can be played. He also thanked the two players as well as their representatives for their understanding and commitment to the team despite the problems.
Abbott was supposed to play for all formats in the first half of the season while McDermott was for the club’s ODI and T20s. The Derbyshire County Cricket Club is a participating team in the T20 Blast League. For more information about this sports league, visit Betwala.
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