The captain of Australia Test Team, Tim Paine has been signed by Hobart Hurricanes for the upcoming edition of Big Bash League (BBL).
Paine returns to the BBL for the first time in three seasons. He has a long history in purple as he was a member of the team’s inaugural squad back in 2011 and went on to captain the side from 2013 to 2017.
Thrilled to be Back With The Hurricanes: Tim Paine
Paine, speaking on his inclusion in Hurricanes, said that he is excited to be a part of Hobart Hurricane again for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League, starting from December 10.
“I’m thrilled to be back with the Hurricanes for this 10th edition of the Big Bash League. The ‘Canes have been one of the strongest teams in the competition over the past couple of seasons, so to have a small opportunity to be a part of and contribute to that environment where required is something I’m really looking forward to,” Paine said in a statement.
“The talent in our squad is phenomenal, and as a proud Tasmanian, there’s no team I would rather make my return to the Big Bash with than Tasmania’s Team,” he added.
Dominic Baker, the CEO of Cricket Tasmania said that they are happy with Tim Paine’s inclusion in Hurricanes. At the same time, he also revealed that Paine won’t be able to play all the league matches due to his international commitments.
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome Tim back to the Hurricanes this year. As obviously the Australian summer is a very busy time for all cricketers – no more so than the Australian captain – Tim won’t be able to be with the squad for their entire BBL|10 campaign due to his international commitments. However, we believe what he brings the team from an experience perspective is invaluable, and he will be a great asset for the continual off-field development of our group as well,” Baker said.
Hobart Hurricanes still have two more international signings to announce for the 2020-2021 edition of Big Bash League.