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Tait forced to cancel Surrey stint

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 20, 2011

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Shaun Tait dismissed Virender Sehwag in the first over, Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2011, Jaipur, April 12, 2011
Shaun Tait won't be appearing in county cricket this summer © AFP
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Shaun Tait, the Australia fast bowler, has been forced to pull out of his Twenty20 deal with Surrey after suffering another elbow injury during the IPL with Rajasthan Royals.

Tait was due to be Surrey's second overseas player alongside Yasir Arafat for the Friends Life t20 which starts next month but the club will now search for a replacement recruit.

"On behalf of Surrey I would like to thank Shaun Tait for the integrity he has shown in personally contacting us about his current situation," Chris Adams, the Surrey cricket manager, said. "A player having concerns about his ability to physically withstand a competition is never a good starting point, particularly with an overseas player.

"We will now take the chance to assess our other options for filling this role and we are confident we will have a replacement on board before we start the competition."

Tait now only plays Twenty20 cricket due to a string of injuries that have meant he's unable to stand the strains of first-class or even 50-over matches. He was part of Australia's World Cup squad but announced his retirement from ODIs after the tournament.

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Posted by irfans1 on (May 20, 2011, 12:52 GMT)

pity, he can't even bowl 4 overs in T20, mate better for you to swtich your career to another profession.

Posted by Harvey on (May 20, 2011, 12:29 GMT)

That's a pity. Middlesex fans were looking forward to watching our batsmen smashing him to all corners like they did last year when he was playing for Glamorgan. I suppose an action like his must make him very prone to elbow injuries.

Posted by   on (May 20, 2011, 11:13 GMT)

Now Surrey can try to rope in Malinga...

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