Gloucestershire County Cricket Club decides to cancel the contracts of Qais Ahmad and Andrew Tye amid some cost-cutting measures.
Many county cricket clubs have decided to terminate some overseas players’ contracts as they practice cost-cutting due to COVID-19. With that, Gloucestershire decided to cancel the contracts of Afghan cricketer Qais Ahmad and Australian player Andrew Tye. This followed shortly after Cheteshwar Pujara’s contract had also been terminated.
In a joint statement, Gloucestershire chairman John Hollingdale and CEO Will Brown said, ‘In order to protect our finances and the club as best we can we have had to sadly terminate our 2020 season contracts with our three overseas players Cheteshwar Pujara, Qais Ahmad and AJ Tye who was due to join the team later in the summer’.
The joint statement also elaborated on the fact that Gloucestershire was very excited to see some new and returning faces in their team. Sadly, it will no longer be possible with the season’s delay, the delay of The Hundred, as well as the financial constraints that the club faces. Still, Gloucestershire thanked the three players for their support and understanding of the situation.
Both Tye and Ahmad were supposed to play for Gloucestershire in the upcoming T20 Blast which was postponed due to COVID-19. To know more about the T20 Blast League, visit Betwala.
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