Shane Bond to end his association with Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: April 30, 2021 06:22 PM2021-04-30T18:22:03+5:302021-04-30T18:23:05+5:30

Former Kiwi pacer Shane Bond will not renew his contract with Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League to ...

Shane Bond to end his association with Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League | Shane Bond to end his association with Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League

Shane Bond to end his association with Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League

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Former Kiwi pacer Shane Bond will not renew his contract with Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League to spend more time with family. The former New Zealand pacer has been in charge for three seasons now and helped them finish third last season. Speaking on his decision, the Mumbai Indians bowling coach said, "I loved my time with the Thunder but with so much uncertainty around travel restrictions these days and not knowing what that might look like I just didn't want to miss another summer at home," he said. "I haven't had one there for six years and my wife Tracey has had to carry the load. I want to be there again before I get to the point where my girls get to the end of high school. My son has some important cricket coming up too and I want to be there for that.

"I'll miss the boys at the Thunder, all the people from players to management. It's a great club to be a part of. I'll miss everybody. That will be the hardest thing. "Bond was the Brisbane Heat Assistant Coach before taking up the role with Thunder and has worked with New Zealand, England and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. "Shane has done a fantastic job over the last three years, ensuring the Thunder are in a good place for whoever takes on the role," Greg Mail, Cricket New South Wales' head of cricket, pointed out. "He has been critical to the emergence of some brilliant young NSW based talent over the last two years whilst also bringing the best out of some of our established local and international players.  Described as "New Zealand's best fast bowler since Sir Richard Hadlee, Shane is one of the most sought after coaches in the international arena.

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