London: Afghanistan leg-spinner Qais Ahmed and right-arm quick bowler Andrew Tye of Australia have joined the lengthy record of gamers who have gotten their contracts with the English county golf equipment terminated attributable to COVID-19. Ahmed and Tye have been slated to hitch Gloucestershire for the T20 Blast this yr.
Gloucestershire had earlier terminated the contract of ace India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara because of the pandemic. Pujara was to play six county video games this season.
No skilled cricket is allowed in England and Wales no less than until July 1 and thus Gloucestershire, stated, they needed to terminate the abroad signings as a part of their value chopping measures.
“With a purpose to defend our funds and the membership as finest we will we have now needed to sadly terminate our 2020 season contracts with our three abroad gamers Cheteshwar Pujara, Qais Ahmad and AJ Tye who was attributable to be part of the staff later in the summertime,” John Hollingdale and Will Brown, the chairman and CEO, stated in a joint assertion.
“We all know how excited all of us have been on the prospect of seeing each new and returning faces this yr and we’re very sorry that this would possibly not be doable. The delay to the season, the postponement of the Hundred and the later begin of the T20 Blast in addition to the aforementioned monetary pressures meant it simply wasn’t possible to carry them over in 2020. We wish to thank all three of them for his or her assist and understanding,” they added.
The county championship Division one needed to be postponed too because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was slated to begin on April 12.