Northamptonshire cancel Pollard, Faheem’s contract, renew Stirling’s deal
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard and Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf’s deal to play part of the 2020 season at Northamptonshire has been canceled. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means domestic cricket in England will not start until July at the earliest.
Faheem was scheduled to play for the club in the first half of the 2020 county season. The English club signed contracts with Caribbean star all-rounder Pollard for the T20 Blast.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has suspended all domestic and international cricket activities until July 1 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 disease. That’s why concerns are growing about the future of the tournament.
“It’s obviously really disappointing as they’re superb players and there was a real buzz around them joining the squad. I’d really like to thank the players and their management for their understanding and cooperation,”
head coach David Ripley said
Considering the reality, the deal has been canceled by the mutual agreement of the two parties. However, Northamptonshire have confirmed that they still have a contract with Ireland all-rounder Paul Stirling.
Like Northmaptonshire, Yorkshire cancel Ravichandran Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran and Keshav Maharaj’s contract while Essex cancel the contract of Australia’s Peter Siddle. Hampshire have canceled Nathan Lyon’s contract while Lancashire have canceled Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner’s contract.