Australian player Peter Siddle ends his contract with Victoria as he signs up a two-year contract with Tasmania.
Australian cricketer Peter Siddle ends his long-term career with Victoria after he had played for them for 14 seasons. Still, he will continue his journey in the Sheffield Shield as he signs up a two-year contract with Tasmania.
Siddle gave a statement to Cricket Tasmania which says, ‘My greatest goal is to come to Tasmania and play good cricket, while hopefully winning a few games which will be my biggest aim. There's a few players down here that I've played a lot of cricket with, and there's a bunch of younger players that I'm looking forward to playing alongside’.
The 35-year old player also said that he was to further develop his coaching skills and that it would be a great experience to help some of the talented young boys in the team.
Cricket Victoria’s general manager of cricket Shaun Graf also gave his regards to Siddle by saying, ‘Peter has always been the ultimate professional in the way he prepares for playing at the highest level. That professionalism and dedication has delivered an immense contribution to Victorian cricket over a 15 year period’.
‘Peter has been a key figure in a very successful era for Victorian cricket and while we're sad to see him leave for Tasmania, he leaves with our very best wishes. We know his heart will always be navy blue’, Graf added.
Siddle finished fourth on the overall wickets list in the last Sheffield Shield season. Aside from that, he has also won two Sheffield Shield titles and was named as Victoria’s One-Day Player of the season in 2017-2018. The Sheffield Shield is a first-class cricket event held in Australia. To learn more about cricket formats, head over to Betwala.
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