BIG BASH LEAGUE 2022
Pattinson and Renegades Agree to Break Up © Getty
Pacer James Pattinson has split from Melbourne Renegades and will not play for them in the Big Bash League, 2022.
Pattinson had signed a three-year deal with the Renegades ahead of the 2020 season, but will now leave with one year left on the contract.
The Renegades confirmed this in a statement dated Thursday, June 23.
“Pattinson has been signed for next season, with he and the club having agreed to part ways,” the statement said.
Pattinson has cited the need to spend time with his family before the decision.
“Unfortunately I was only able to commit to part of the season given my cricketing commitments in the state and abroad. I will have to take a break in December to give my body a rest and I also want to spend that Christmas period with family. thank the Renegades for my time there and wish them all the best for the season,” said Pattinson.
The BBL teams are now open to signing contracts with domestic players, and a new concept system has also been introduced this season to choose the foreign players.
“We understand his position in prioritizing his county and state cricketing commitments and appreciate him being candid with us,” said James Rosengarten, Melbourne Renegades general manager.
“As James will only be available for part of the season, we think the best option for us is to use this roster for a player who can fully commit to the Renegades for BBL|12.
“The timing of this decision allows our list management team to weigh the role of that player against whom we can target the overseas draw.”