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Big Bash League’s Sydney Thunder rope in Chris Green for a record deal

Big Bash League’s Sydney Thunder rope in Chris Green for a record deal

Sydney Thunder has decided to sign Chris Green for six years- which will be the longest deal in Big Bash League history. This new contract beats the five-year-deal that Chris Green had signed with Brisbane Heat a couple of years ago, which was the longest back then.

Chris Green had first joined Thunder ahead of the fourth season of the BBL in 2014 and has backed him since.

“(The) Thunder was the first team that backed me when I was playing grade cricket, so to lock in my future with the club is exciting,” Chris Green, who hasn’t had his maiden Australian cap-up yet but plies his trade across T20 leagues around the world, said on Sunday (November 17). “It’s not often you have security, so for me to get that with a club that I love, I’m really excited and very grateful for this opportunity to continue to represent Thunder into the future.”

Having proven his prowess as a T20 specialist, and despite having spent most of his time participating in overseas leagues like the CPL, Canada’s Global T20, T10 league, PSL, etc, Green has been given assurance of being part of Australia’s plans for the T20 World Cup next year by the selectors.

“They told me if there wasn’t a World Cup coming up they’d probably advise me differently, to come back and push my case in state cricket,” he said. “It was great to get that feedback from the Australian selectors, and reassurance they are watching while I’m abroad and that they are taking notice of these tournaments.”

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