Australian player Matthew Wade will be unable to join Somerset this summer due to the knee injury that he had sustained.
Matthew Wade was supposed to play for Somerset’s first seven fixture in the Specsavers County Championship. However, the knee injury that he had sustained forced him to pull out from the lineup for the first half of the summer. In connection to that, Cricket Australia (CA) advised Wade that he would need a sustained period of rest for his injury’s recovery.
‘It's a big blow. I was looking forward to the challenge of playing county cricket in England this summer, but after discussions with the Cricket Australia medical team regrettably, it became clear that I wouldn't be in a position to join Somerset’, Wade said.
Meanwhile, Somerset director Andy Hurry wished Matthew a quick recovery and said, ‘Obviously this is disappointing news for Matthew, but injuries are part and parcel of the game. I know that our members and supporters were looking forward to seeing a player of his calibre lining up for us this summer and we share in their disappointment’.
So far, there had not been any announcements as to who may replace Wade in the team.
With regards to the event, the England and Wales Cricket Board will discuss the possibility of rescheduling the 2020 County Championship. The season was supposed to start on April 12 but is foreseeing a possible delay due to the outbreak of COVID-19. To further understand cricket, check us out at Betwala.
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