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Mitchell Starc pulls out of Men’s Hundred on draft eve


mitchell starc he will be a high-profile absentee from this year’s Men’s Hundred after withdrawing his name from the longlist for the tournament’s draft, which will take place Thursday.

Starc is currently in India with Australia’s ODI team, where his five-wicket haul in Sunday’s second match helped secure a 2-1 series victory. He had been one of the few multi-format Australians to submit his name for this year’s competition, which begins a day after the scheduled finish of the fifth Ashes event.

After entering the draft last month, Starc would have been a tempting choice for one of the five vacant £125,000 slots available to foreign players, although Northern Superchargers, where his wife Alyssa Healy plays, had no availability in that price range.

Starc had also been selected as one of the Superchargers’ top draft picks for the 2022 draft, but withdrew shortly before the registration deadline.

Several other prominent overseas players have also withdrawn from both the men’s and women’s drafts, including the one from Australia. jhye richardsonand the South African trio of Anrich Nortje, Aiden Markram and Tristan Stubbs. Nortje was featured this week as a top pick for the Washington (DC) Freedom in the inaugural season of Major League Cricket in the US.

megan schutt, Annabel Sutherland and Tayla Vlaeminck They are also notable absentees, joining an exodus of Australian players including Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner and Tahlia McGrath, all of whom recently secured lucrative deals in the inaugural Women’s Premier League in India. Sutherland had previously been a retained player for Welsh Fire.

As revealed by ESPNcricinfoLaurie Evans, player of the match at the 2022 Big Bash final, has been included in the draft after his provisional suspension was lifted after testing positive for a banned substance.

Other notable additions to the draft include England Test keeper Ben Foakes and Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal.

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