Yorkshire has decided to terminate the contracts of R Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, and Keshav Maharaj due to COVID-19.
Yorkshire follows the other county cricket clubs in terminating some of their foreign players’ contracts. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Yorkshire communicated with its players and ended up with a mutual decision that the contracts for this season be terminated. These players are R Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, and Keshav Maharaj.
Yorkshire’s director of cricket Martyn Moxon gave out a statement with regards to the issue when he said, ‘I really appreciate the players' understanding in this matter. We have been in regular contact with the players and their agents throughout this COVID pandemic. They have been extremely professional and appreciate the uncertainty facing counties at present. We hope that we will be able to see them at Emerald Headingley in the future’.
Cricket in England has been postponed up until July 1, thus causing a delay to the start of the English season. Supposedly, Ashwin was to be featured in eight matches for the 2020 County Championship. Pooran was to be featured in the T20 Blast while Maharaj was supposed to play for the first two County Championship fixtures.
Several county cricket clubs have terminated the contracts of their foreign players due to COVID-19. Like Gloucestershire, Lancashire, and Derbyshire, Yorkshire also actively participates in the T20 Blast League. To learn more about this cricket league, visit Betwala.
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