London: New Zealand quick bowler Matt Henry will not be becoming a member of the Kent cricket membership for the primary seven County Championship matches of 2020.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and disruption to the official begin of the 2020 county cricket season, each the membership and Henry have determined to cancel plans which might have seen him return to Kent for a second time.
The New Zealand pacer had a extremely productive stint with the membership in 2018, clinching 75 wickets from 11 matches to assist the facet win promotion to the primary division of the Championship.
Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, stated: “Once the choice was introduced by the ECB that there can be no cricket till no less than the tip of May it turned inevitable the Matt wouldn’t be returning to Kent this season.
“We’d like to thank Matt for his understanding in difficult circumstances. Hopefully another opportunity will arise in the near future which will allow him to join us once again,” he added.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has already introduced that no skilled cricket would happen within the nation till May 28 attributable to ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The membership has already furloughed most of their gamers and majority of their non-playing workers.
Nathon Lyon (Hampshire), Cheteshwar Pujara (Gloucestershire) and Michael Neser (Surrey) have already had their contracts cancelled for the upcoming season within the wake of coronavirus pandemic which has claimed hundreds of lives the world over thus far.