Chris Lynn to play BBL with Adelaide Strikers as well as UAE Twenty20 league

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Chris Lynn’s unprecedented deal to play in the Big Bash League and then go on to the privately owned UAE Twenty20 tournament opens the possibility of an exodus of Australian players from central contracts in search of similar flexibility.

Senior cricket sources told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald that Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis and even white-ball captain Aaron Finch are among the players who can be expected to seriously weigh up a similar move next year.

Chris Lynn during his Brisbane Heat days.

Chris Lynn during his Brisbane Heat days.Credit:Getty Images

That’s because Lynn has proved beyond all doubt that Cricket Australia cannot stop a player from venturing to overseas Twenty20 events during the southern summer if they do not hold a Cricket Australia or state-based contract.

As a result of compromise between Cricket Australia, the Adelaide Strikers and Lynn’s management, the deal will permit Lynn, the BBL’s mainstay over its first decade, to play the first 11 games of the competition before heading to the UAE on January 20 with permission from the governing body.

While a source of great relief to tournament organisers and broadcasters that Lynn will not be lost entirely to the BBL, Lynn’s deal will, alongside that of David Warner to play for the Sydney Thunder, almost certainly set off a chain reaction of similar requests by other players.

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CA and state officials alike agreed on Thursday that the Lynn case “opened the door” for others to make similar moves. One senior figure worried that the compromise had “created a monster” in terms of state contracts.
“You’ll get players turning down state contracts now,” one senior state high-performance figure said.

Others, however, countered that the Lynn option would only be open to a small group of players.

Speaking on Thursday, Lynn made it clear he had been afforded greater latitude than any player had enjoyed previously in taking part in the BBL and then also playing overseas in the same window. Ben Dunk and James Faulkner have previously played overseas during the BBL, but only after no club expressed interest in contracting them.



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