London: Australia openers David Warner and Marcus Stoinis have pulled out of ‘The Hundred’ tournament.
Tournament to be held from 21st July
The Hundred, organized by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will be held from July 21 to August 21 this year in which many famous players from all over the world are expected to participate.
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Australia’s David Warner and Marcus Stoinis signed a deal with Southern Brave for 100,000 and 80000 pounds respectively.
removed due to corona
The ECB told Cricinfo, ‘It is sad for star players like Warner and Stoinis not to play in this tournament, but due to Corona, foreign players are having trouble coming here and playing. Southern Brave will get replacements for overseas players and we are ready for The Hundred this summer.
want to be with family
Warner and Stoinis are part of Australia’s 23-man preliminary squad for the tour of West Indies and Bangladesh. It is believed that these two players along with Pat Cummins, Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell will not go on these tours to spend time with their families.
Not many other players will also join
Cricket Australia has already included 6 more players in the preliminary team. Apart from Warner and Stoinis, New Zealand women’s player Sophie Define has also described herself as unavailable. Sophie was bought by Birmingham Phoenix and in her place, the franchise has included world number one T20 batsman Shefali Verma of India.