BBL: Blow to the Sixers while the Hurricanes get a Star player to come out of retirement to play for them

Sydney Sixers has suffered a big blow going into their first game against the Hurricanes. Tom Curran who has been part of the Sixers squad for a long time has pulled out of the tournament this year. He has stated the reason for this decision as the fatigue due to the Bio Bubble that has taken a huge toll on him. The Sixers manager said that they completely support Curran’s decision. The manager added that they completely agree with Curran that the Bubble does take a toll on a player. She added that the rules and restrictions are a bit less in the BBL but just being locked for a long time does take a toll on player in a physical and mental way. Curran has been on tour since July with England squad, then joined his IPL team in the UAE and now is in South Africa with the English squad for the white ball tour. Curran gave out a message to the Sixers fans that he was thankful to them for their love and support. He added that he was thankful to the management and the players from Sixers squad for their support during these testing times.

In the Hurricanes squad, they have got Johan Botha who is a retired South African spinner to play for them. Hurricanes will be losing services of their new signing this year from Nepal, Sandeep Lamichhane who was tested positive for the COVID-19 and won’t be available for the first few matches. Botha got the Australian citizenship in 2016 and was in coaching services in Hobart. He said that he was pretty confident to play and is looking forward to contribute to the Tasmanian team. He said that he has been thinking about this for some time now and this opportunity came in at the right time.


The first match of the BBL will be played on 10th December between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes at Hobart.