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Tom Curran ruled out for remainder of BBL 13

Sydney Sixers have played eight games in the season thus far and are occupying the third position on the points table. The Moises Henriques-led side has won four out of its eight games. While they have suffered defeats in two of their games, two others couldn't yield a result.

Written By: Kumar Rupesh @afiestysoul New Delhi Updated on: January 11, 2024 9:10 IST
Tom Curran celebrates with his Sydney Sixers teammates.
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Tom Curran celebrates with his Sydney Sixers teammates.

Sydney Sixers' international signing, Tom Curran, has been ruled out for the remainder of the ongoing Big Bash League 13 with a knee injury. Curran suffered the injury during the 28th match of the season while playing against Melbourne Stars at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Curran was not going to be available for the BBL finals because of his ILT20 commitments but the sudden injury has brought a premature end to his topsy-turvy run in the competition. The 28-year-old bowling allrounder will head back to the United Kingdom (UK) to "undergo further assessment" which will determine his participation in the ILT20 for Desert Vipers.

"The full extent of the injury is currently not known with Curran set to return to the UK in the coming days and undergo further assessment at home.

Curran was previously confirmed to be unavailable for the KFC BBL|13 Finals Series and will no longer be available for the club’s final two regular season matches," a Sydney Sixers statement on the development read.

Curran was previously banned for four games after he was found guilty of intimidating fourth umpire Muhammad Qureshi. Qureshi tried to prevent the English allrounder from running on the wicket before the start of the game but the latter flouted the instructions and continued with his pre-match run-ups.

The Cape Town-born was banned for four games - a sanction that he appealed against but was upheld.

He felt "genuinely sorry" for his act and affirmed that he didn't mean to make any physical contact with Qureshi during his pre-match run-ups.

Meanwhile, Sixers are likely to make it to the final four of the season as they are third on the table and have two games left to play in the ongoing league stage against their cross-town rivals Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers respectively.

 

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