Warner to keep BBL aside until playing for Australia
Australian left-handed opening batsman David Warner recently said that he doesn’t want to look at playing BBL until he continues to represent the Australian national team.
Australian cricket is gearing up for yet another long home summer. The international fixtures will start with the ODI series between India and Australia on November 27th. Simultaneously Cricket Australia’s own T20 league, Big Bash League will also go in parallel as usual.
Recently the Australian left-handed opening batsman David Warner talked about his future in career perspectives. Ultimately the cricketer expressed his desire to play for Australia as long as he can. The Southpaw batsman added an important note that he will not be looking to play in BBL until he plays for Australia.
Usually, Australia will have international fixtures parallel to the BBL. But some players spend time in few BBL games when they got off time with the national team in the summer. Warner is firm with his decision that he won’t be having an eye on playing BBL like the above-mentioned scenarios.
“It’s difficult for us players to play all three forms, even if there is a window, you’ve got to have that break because you’re going full tilt into summer as well, there’s no off-season for us. Personally, I’ve got three kids at home and a wife that I owe my time to as well. So playing all three formats – that’s very difficult to be able to do, and I don’t think I’ll play while I’m playing for Australia still – that’s honestly speaking,” the Southpaw batsman said.
Ahead of this year’s edition of BBL, the organizers have introduced some new rules which are put into some serious arguments by the people around the game. The Aussie opening batsman feels that those kinds of rules are not needed for the league. Rather than implementing those rules, he asked to bring in quality international players into the league.
“I think the most important thing is if you can get the Australian players and the best international players coming out to play in that, that would probably fix that sort of issue with what they’re trying to tinker with the rules,” Warner said.
“The rules that have come out, I understand the reasoning why they’re bringing it out. Do we need to tinker with it? Personally I don’t think we do, I think it’s just about getting the right people to come out and play, the right access to players to play, the Australian contracted players.”