Tuesday, 29 November 2022

One Player Played for two different Teams in a week in BBL

One Player Played for two different Teams in a week in BBL

Justin Avendano has been an exciting team shift in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22.

The right-hand batter represents defending champions Sydney Sixers on Sunday (9th January), a week after representing Melbourne Stars in the Big bash.

Justin Avendano is employing his trade against the Scorchers at the International Sports Stadium in Coffs Harbour after having previously turned up for Melbourne Stars, making him the first male cricketer to play for two different teams in a Big Bash season.

Justin Avendano 28-year-old top-order bat, comes from the Australian Capital Territory. Justin Avendano has played no first-class or List A matches at the domestic level but has prior good experience of 13 overall T20 games, with his competitive cricket debut dating to January 2019.

Does Justin Avendano make from Melbourne Stars-to-Sydney Sixers switch within a Big Bash season?

Justin Avendano is now the first male cricketer to represent two different teams within a single season. A situation has come about because of a Covid-strain competition where other groups have been affected by the infectious virus.

One Player Played for two different Teams in a week in BBL 1Twitter image: @BBLofficials

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Different teams have had to shuffle their squad because various players are testing Covid-19 positive, forcing them to make quick replacements.

In the tournament playing conditions suitable to BBL contracts, there is an option for teams to draft a Local Replacement Player into the squad.

As per the rules related to the same, a team must field their Local Replacement Player drafted Player into playing XI for the upcoming game while remaining a free agent who could be arranged around if needed.

Having made his debut for Melbourne Stars versus the Perth Scorchers last Sunday (2nd January), Avendano also faced the Melbourne Renegades in Melbourne Stars’ next match the very next day (3rd January). In both games, Avendano made scored 6 and 6.

But since Justin Avendano is a free-agent part of CA’s forcibly introduced top-up players replacement option to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in Big Bash, he was able to switch sides and represent Sydney Sixers in their fixture against Perth Scorchers.

The top-up options, part of CA’s scheme to safeguard the tournament, can play for multiple teams within the competition, a rule that allowed Avendano to make the Sixers’ squad and their playing XI.

After struggling in his two games for Melbourne Stars, Justin Avendano made a better feast of his first outing with the Sixers, scoring a 22-ball 23 before being dismissed.

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