Tom Curran opted out of BBL 10: The English all-rounder has become the second English player in the last three days to opt out of BBL 10.
Following the steps of England batsman Tom Banton, all-rounder Tom Curran has also decided to give the upcoming 10th season of the Big Bash League a miss citing concerns around staying inside another biosecurity bubble.
Much like Banton, Curran has also been part of bio-bubbles since the resumption of international cricket after the COVID-19 break in England. After playing at home, 25-year old Curran was part of biosecurity bubbles during the 13th season of the Indian Premier League in the UAE and the ongoing England’s tour of South Africa.
Curran, who had joined Sixers in 2018, has had a couple of impressive seasons in the BBL picking 42 wickets in 28 T20s at an average of 19.62, an economy rate of 8.32 and a strike rate of 14.14.
Why has Sydney Sixers’ Tom Curran opted out of BBL 10?
Post Banton and Curran’s exits, the likes of Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Liam Livingstone and Lewis Gregory will travel from South Africa to Australia for BBL 10.
In a statement, Curran laid emphasis on spending time with family at home and hoped to represent Sixers in the years to come. “I’m really sorry not to be playing in this year’s Big Bash. As you’ll already know, it’s been a very challenging year and I’ve been in bubbles since July,” Curran said.
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“I feel very lucky to play for the Sixers, I have loved my time with you all over the last two seasons and I can promise you, this decision was not taken lightly.
“I will hopefully be back for many years to come, recharged and ready to go again, but for now I just need some time, normality, see family and be home,” Curran added.