Australia pacer Peter Siddle has ended his 15-year long association with Victoria and has signed a 2 year deal with Tasmania. Peter Siddle signs new deal with Tasmania for 2020-21 season. The 35-year-old retired from international cricket in December last year and is making a late career switch to "play good cricket" and "develop coaching skills further.""My greatest goal is to come to Tasmania and play good cricket, while hopefully winning a few games which will be my biggest aim," Siddle told Cricket Tasmania. "There's a few players down here that I've played a lot of cricket with, and there's a bunch of younger players that I'm looking forward to playing alongside.
Siddle who represented Australia in 67 tests snaring 221 wickets has won two Sheffield Shield titles, a One-Day title and a T20 Big Bash title with Victoria and was also named the club's One-Day Player of the Season in 2017-18. Cricket Victoria extended their best wishes to Siddle for his services. Cricket Victoria’s General Manager of Cricket Shaun Graf said Siddle had been a fantastic member of the squad over many years and a role model for teammates and young cricketers. “Peter has always been the ultimate professional in the way he prepares for playing at the highest level. That professionalism and dedication has delivered an immense contribution to Victorian cricket over a 15 year period,” Graf said. Peter Siddle signs new deal with Tasmania for 2020-21 season.