Somerset scraps Corey Anderson’s T20 Blast contract


Anderson had signed with Somerset for the T20 Blast this year

Anderson had signed with Somerset for the T20 Blast this year © Getty

Somerset have cancelled Corey Anderson’s contract for this year’s T20 Blast, the club announced on Friday (June 26).

The Taunton-based club had re-signed the New Zealand all-rounder earlier this year for the entirety of the T20 competition, but with cricket being badly hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of the county teams have had to cancel their deals with overseas players as part of cost-cutting measures.

The county revealed that the “decision suits both parties at this time” and also said they were hoping to have him on board in future.

“The last few months have not been an easy time for anyone and the challenges of dealing with the impact of the pandemic within cricket have been unprecedented,” Somerset’s Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said.

“I would like to thank Corey and his representatives for their transparency and understanding in reaching this mutual decision. It’s obviously really disappointing news to everyone as there was a real buzz around Corey returning to Taunton, however this decision provides Corey and the Club with clarity in a time of uncertainty,” he added.

Domestic cricket in England has been delayed until August 1 due to the pandemic.

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