Mitchell McClenaghan turns back on NZ contract to play T20

Mitchell McClenaghan has opted out of a central contract with New Zealand Cricket and have chosen to play T20 leagues overseas.

McClenaghan played for Mumbai Indians in the 2017 Indian Premier League and has been a regular in England’s T20 Blast. He will still be considered for New Zealand selection even though he will not be contracted.

The 31-year-old left-armer submitted a request for his contract be terminated so he could be considered for the new Global T20 League competition in South Africa and this summer’s Big Bash League in Australia. He has been snapped up by the Qalandars for the South African inaugural tournament,

Following discussions with McClenaghan, Auckland Cricket, and the New Zealand Players Association, New Zealand Cricket has granted his request.

Since his debut in 2012, Mitchell McClenaghan has played 28 T20s and 48 One Day Internationals for the Blackcaps.

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