The situation is getting worsen with each day, the Corona outbreak has put the world on halt. Some countries have been forced to lockdown completely while some others are trying their best to stop a possible lockdown.
In last couple of weeks, the European countries have also been severely hit by COVID-19 outbreak. With No. of positive cases of Corona infected people increasing every day, ECB has postponed every single tournament till the situation becomes favourable to resume the cricket again. The much anticipated inaugural season of ‘The Hundred’ is also in danger as the number of cases of CoVID-19 positive patients is on continuous rise.
Australian Batsman, David Warner has also pulled himself out from the tournament. Warner was one of the several big names who are going to be a part of the tournament. He had to feature in the tournament for Southampton based Southern Brave, which bought him for GBP 125,000 – the highest paid category amongst men. Marcus Stoinis, Australian all-rounder, will now be part of the team Southern Brave for the tournament. Marcus was the leading run scorer of recently concluded Big Bash League.
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James Erskine, David Warner’s manager, has also the confirmed the same and cited ‘family time’ and home series against Zimbabwe as the reasons for withdrawal.
David Warner said, “I was excited to participate in The Hundred’s inaugural season with Southern Brave, though with the latest updates to the Cricket Australia schedule in the middle part of 2020, and due to the exceptionally busy cricketing program over the last 12 months, I have decided to put my family first and spend this time of the year with them.“
Recently, Warner, though, had insisted that he would be part of IPL 2020, if it takes place. This season, Warner has been re-appointed as captain of SunrisersHyderabad in place of Kane Williamson.