Hampshire Cancels Contract with Nathan Lyon

Hampshire Cancels Contract with Nathan Lyon

Hampshire Cancels Contract with Nathan Lyon

Hampshire Cricket and Australian player Nathan Lyon mutually decided on the contract cancellation for the County Championship. 

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon was supposed to be a part of the next season of County Championship as a player for Hampshire Cricket. However, English domestic fixtures had temporarily been postponed till May 28 due to the outbreak of COVID-29 across the world. 

With that, Lyon and the Hampshire Cricket had mutually decided that the Australian player will not take part for this season of county cricket. With that, Lyon becomes the third overseas player whose contract had been cancelled due to the pandemic. 

Hampshire’s director of cricket Giles White said, ‘These are obviously very uncertain and challenging times, and it's clear the issues cricket currently faces will contribute to the way in which counties are able to operate and prepare for this season. As a result of this and following conversations with Nathan and his management, it was mutually agreed that he would no longer join us this season’. 

He also shared a message for Lyon and his team by saying, ‘I would like to thank Nathan and his representatives for their complete understanding and agreement and we hope to welcome him to the club next season’. 

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