After being re-signed with Somerset, the contract of Corey Anderson has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
New Zealand’s Corey Anderson joins the long list of players whose contracts had been forfeited due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. After he had been re-signed with Somerset earlier this year, the county cricket club still opted to cancel the contract as part of their cost-cutting measures.
The contract which Anderson has signed consisted of 14 group-stage matches as well as a potential quarter-final. However, no county cricket has been played for this season due to the virus. In line with such, the different county clubs remain hopeful that a shortened domestic season will start at least by August 1.
The cancellation of the contract, however, has mutually been agreed upon by Anderson’s side and Somerset. With that, Somerset’s director of cricket Andy Hurry stated on their website that, ‘The last few months have not been an easy time for anyone and the challenges of dealing with the impact of the pandemic within cricket have been unprecedented’.
‘I would like to thank Corey and his representatives for their transparency and understanding. It’s obviously really disappointing news to everyone as there was a real buzz around Corey returning to Taunton, however this decision provides Corey and the club with clarity in a time of uncertainty’, he added.
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