Cricket Australia denies NOC to Chris Lynn for GLT20 over injury concerns

Lynn was drafted in by the Edmonton Royals for Global T20 Canada League.

Chris Lynn (Getty)

Swashbuckling Australian batsman, Chris Lynn has been denied the No Objection Certificate(NOC) by Cricket Australia for his inclusion in the ongoing Global T20 Canada League in Toronto. The big-hitter was announced as the marquee player by the event organisers and was suppose to be present for the start of the season for Edmonton Royals, after being drafted in by the franchise. 

The decision to deny NOC was taken by CA, in consultation with Queensland Cricket and Brisbane Heat, because of Lynn's ever injury-prone body. He has been going through issues with his shoulder for a while, it prompted him to miss out from the Pakistan Super League(PSL) earlier in the year before he somehow managed to stay fit for 16 games in 6 weeks for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. 

Concerned by regular occurrence of pain in Lynn's right shoulder, CA selectors had decided to give him more time to recover, as he was dropped from the ODI and T20 side for the just concluded tour of England and won't be taking part in the T20I triangular in Zimbabwe either. According to ESPNcricinfo and his recent tweet, Lynn is likely to feature in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League but Australia's main priority is to see him play in the list A domestic competition at the start of home summer. 

Lynn tweeted, "Watching the @GT20Canada ???? Looks quality cricket and challenging conditions, great way to expand your own game. Wish I was there"???? See you in the Caribbean ????????‍♂️

A fully-fit Lynn, able to move and dive freely in the field in addition to his powerful batting, would be a major asset for Australia leading into next year's World Cup.

(Inputs from ESPNcricinfo)


By Kashish Chadha - 30 Jun, 2018

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