Pollard to miss BBL

Pollard has been ruled out of the BBL

Pollard has been ruled out of the BBL

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West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard will miss the remainder of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge and the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) after injuring his right knee.

Pollard sustained the injury while fielding for the Cobras in their Ram Slam T20 Challenge match against the Knights in Paarl. Even though Pollard was in pain, he did come out to bat and scored an unbeaten 23 off 12 balls to lead the Cobras to a four-wicket win.

Pollard was supposed to represent the Adelaide Strikers in the BBL next month, but now that he is unable to do so, the franchise will have to start looking for another international player to replace him.

“This is obviously terrible news and our first concern is that Kieron can make a full recovery from his injury,” Tim Nielsen, the SACA high performance general manager, said. “He’s become a regular at Adelaide Oval and I’m sure both our fans and players will be devastated not to see him in Strikers’ colours.

“Kieron is a unique player because he has all-round ability as a batsman, bowler and fielder, so it’s going to be difficult to replace him but we’re investigating all options and will try to find the best fit for the team. Our first match against the Melbourne Stars is less than four weeks away now, so there’s a lot of work to do but we’re confident we can find a suitable replacement.”

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