SA20 2023 | Harry Brook withdrawn from South Africa league by England Cricket Board
Harry Brook will not be a part of SA20 2023|
In a recent development, England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB) has withdrawn Harry Brook to manage his workload from the upcoming South Africa T20 league, SA20. ECB informed his franchise Joburg Super Kings and Cricket South Africa(CSA)) about the decision around his unavailability on Wednesday.
With the inaugural season of South Africa’s new T20 league, SA20 set to be scheduled in January next year, the excitement for the new arrival in the market of franchise leagues is high amongst cricket fans. However, the league has suffered a blow ahead of its start as England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB) has withdrawn the player from the tournament. ECB conveyed the decision to his franchise Joburg Super Kings and Cricket South Africa on Wednesday.
Chennai Super Kings also owns the Johannesburg franchise in the South Africa League. CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed the development saying the decision is taken considering the workload management of the player.
"Since he plays all three formats, the ECB thinks it is too risky to permit him to play the SA20. We received the communication from the ECB last night. We will have to look for a replacement," Viswanathan revealed according to Cricbuzz.
However, the young English batter might feature in the three-match ODI series between South Africa and England which will be scheduled in the middle of SA20. The series will run from January 10 to February 11.
Also, the decision from the England board will not impact Brook’s availability for the IPL 2023.