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Usman Khawaja left Sydney Thunder team due to family reasons

Sydney. Australian opener Usman Khawaja on Friday broke his ties with Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder on account of household causes.

In a press release, Khawaja stated, “I don’t wish to speak in regards to the determination I’ve taken. That is the hardest determination I’ve taken as a cricketer as a result of Sydney Thunder, its gamers, teaching and help workers imply loads to me.

There are household causes behind this and now that I’m leaving it, those that know me perceive {that a} large a part of my coronary heart will at all times be with Thunder. I do not need individuals to assume that I’ve severed my ties with Sydney Thunder, as a result of I’ll at all times care in regards to the membership, the gamers and the group as a complete.

Notably, 35-year-old Khawaja has scored 1818 runs in 59 matches whereas at Sydney Thunder since his BBL debut in 2011.

Cricket New South Wales (CNSW) chief Michael Kliger stated of this, “It’s disappointing, as Usman is a really honorable member of the Thunder.

Sydney Thunder and CNSW definitely wished him to stick with us and we provided him a extremely aggressive contract. We recognize and respect and help this determination taken by Usman for his household.

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