England all-rounder Tom Curran withdraws from Big Bash League due to fatigued with playing in biosecurity bubbles

Published:8 December 2020

England all-rounder Tom Curran

After getting tired of playing in biosecurity bubbles during the Coronavirus pandemic, Tom Curran, England all-rounder apologised to Sydney Sixers fans for withdrawing from Australia's Big Bash League 2020/21.

The pull-out of Tom Curran comes days after England teammate Tom Banton withdrew from Big Bash League franchise Brisbane Heat for the domestic T20 tournament that begins on 10th Dec.

Tom Curran said in a Sydney Sixers team release that he is truly sorry not to be playing in this year’s Big Bash League, It has been a very difficult year, as everyone already knows, and since July he has been in bio-secure bubbles.

He added that hopefully he'll be back for many years to come, recharged and ready to play on the pitch again, but at the moment, he just needs some time, normality, and spending time with family.

After spending 2 weeks in quarantine upon arrival in Australia, Tom Curran, Sydney Sixers's top wicket-taker last season, was set to join the side after Christmas.

Sydney Sixers said they support the decision of Tom Curran.

Jodie Hawkins, Sydney Sixers General Manager pointed out that the different conditions they are asking their players to play cricket across the world are taking its toll and they understand the need of Tom Curran for a break over this BBL season.