Overseas duo deferred until 2021

Wednesday 15th April 2020
& News
Written by Tom Skinner

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has deferred the contracts of Sean Abbott and Ben McDermott until next summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The club reached the decision in agreement with both players and their representatives in order to maximise their time at The Incora County Ground, and both will join up with Derbyshire in 2021, subject to final approvals and international commitments.

The Australian pair were due to feature in this summer’s Vitality Blast, with seamer Abbott also available for seven four-day matches and wicketkeeper-batsman McDermott competing in the List A campaign.

Chief Executive, Ryan Duckett, said: “These are unprecedented times and following the postponement of cricket until at least 28 May, and the full impact of the current situation yet to be determined, we need to be mindful of our cricket budget in 2020.

“We will keep our options open for this summer, depending on the amount of cricket we are able to play, however we must all now focus on the current challenges across the sport.

“I would like to thank Sean and Ben, as well as their representatives, for their understanding and commitment to playing a big part for Derbyshire and I look forward to welcoming them to The Incora County Ground next summer.”

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