Australian fans may never see Brad Haddin representing their country in tests again, after he withdrew from the West Indies tour to deal with an undisclosed family matter.
Haddin, who was to be picked ahead of upcoming wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, stunned his teammates and the cricketing world, as he left the Caribbean, before the tour had even started.
Cricket Australia General Manager, Pat Howard, said: “Cricket Australia fully supports Brad’s decision to remain in Australia and sends its best wishes to him and his family at this time.”
With the 34 year olds sudden departure, Wade, who is only 24, will make his test debut on the 7th of April against the West Indies, as he replaces Haddin for the rest of the tour.
New South Wales wicketkeeper, Peter Nevill, who was called up to take Haddin’s spot on the roster for the ODI series, will now remain with the squad until the end of the tour.