Lancashire Cricket Club cancels the contracts of BJ Watling, Glenn Maxwell, and James Faulkner for this season.
Lancashire is looking forward to a truncated season of this year’s County Championship and it means that they have to reduce their overseas players. With that, BJ Watling, Glen Maxwell, and James Faulkner’s contracts had all been cancelled for this season amid COVID-19.
Lancashire joins the other county cricket clubs in laying off some foreign players as uncertainty wraps over the County Championship this year. Lancashire’s director of cricket Paul Allott even described the current situation as an uncertain and challenging time for all counties. He also said that the financial and operational problems that they encounter will all have an impact as to how they prepare for the upcoming season. In fact, the situation caused by COVID-19 had caused a 20% pay cut from the May salaries of the remaining players.
‘I would like to thank BJ, Glenn, James and their representatives for their total understanding of the current situation and full agreement of this decision’, Allott said. Aside from sharing his gratitude for the three players, he also stated that they’ll keep in touch with the players as well as their representatives for a possible sign up for the 2021 season.
New Zealander Watling was supposed to play for the first nine County Championship games. Meanwhile, Australian duo Maxwell and Faulkner were signed up by Lancashire for the T20 Blast where the team actively plays. To know more about the T20 Blast League, check out Betwala.
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