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Following the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, the Adelaide Strikers have been given permission to find a replacement for him for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
Having already signed Brad Hodge, Craig Simmons, Ben Laughlin and West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard, the Strikers now have the opportunity to sign another non-overseas player on a full-time contract.
With the BBL contracting window having closed on December 5, the Strikers have been given extra time to find their replacement for Hughes.
“In making a determination it was important that our decision was both fair on the Strikers and the other seven clubs in the competition,” a BBL spokesperson said. “Therefore we feel granting the Strikers salary cap relief and an indefinite extension to contract another non-overseas player on a full contract is the most appropriate outcome.
“We will continue to work closely with Strikers’ management to ensure they have all of the support they need.”