Hampshire and Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon have mutually agreed to cancel the contract for the upcoming season of County Championship.
Lyon was because of be part of the membership for a big a part of the 2020 red-ball season, nevertheless, given the cancellation of all home fixtures till Could 28 on account of the present COVID-19 pandemic, it has been mutually agreed that the off-spinner won’t be part of up with the squad this season.
“These are clearly very unsure and difficult occasions, and it is clear the problems cricket presently faces will contribute to the way in which by which counties are capable of function and put together for this season,” Giles White, Director of Hampshire Cricket, mentioned in an announcement.
“On account of this and following conversations with Nathan and his administration, it was mutually agreed that he would now not be part of us this season.
“I want to thank Nathan and his representatives for his or her full understanding and settlement and we hope to welcome him to the membership subsequent season,” he added.
Lyon joins Cheteshwar Pujara (Gloucestershire) and Michael Neser (Surrey) because the third abroad participant within the Championship to have his contract cancelled for the upcoming season within the wake of coronavirus pandemic which has claimed 1000’s of lives internationally to this point.