County news May 18, 2017

Tye pulls out of Gloucestershire deal

ESPNcricinfo staff

Andrew Tye picked up an injury in the IPL © BCCI

Gloucestershire have announced that their Australian quick Andrew Tye will not be joining them for this season's NatWest T20 Blast.

Tye signed to return for a second year but injured his left shoulder playing for the Gujarat Lions in the IPL and his recovery takes him beyond the timetable for the tournament, which starts in early July.

Head coach Richard Dawson said "Andrew went home to Australia and had surgery and now he's got to rehab his shoulder so that he can come back to full fitness. It's disappointing for us because he performed well last year, and for him because he was doing well in the IPL. We obviously wish him a speedy recovery.

"The Champions Trophy and the Caribbean Premier League complicate recruiting a replacement but we'll get our heads together and put a plan in place. If we go for a bowler to replace Andrew it helps to manage our bowlers through a tough period, and if we register a batsman it changes the balance of the team. We'll look at all the available options and do what is best for the squad."

Dawson also confirmed David Payne would not feature for the immediate future after having an operation to correct a niggle from a hernia.

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  • Ed on May 19, 2017, 8:16 GMT

    hmmmm, to go for a batsman or a bowler?? I know, why not go for both - George Worker.

  • Terry on May 19, 2017, 6:30 GMT

    Three words ... Nathan Coulter Nile

  • Christin on May 19, 2017, 1:56 GMT

    Repalcement Ishant Sharma :-P

  • wimals9183211 on May 18, 2017, 16:24 GMT

    Another IPL victim. Why so many in that short period? Lot of travelling & pressure?

  • Sanjay on May 18, 2017, 15:41 GMT

    Bad luck for both Gloucs and Tye. Will be interesting to see who Gloucs pick because Tye was a good spot that many counties missed. Lots of good players out there who have a point to prove. They could even try one of the Afghan players who's not engaged with the clashing CPL.

    The most obvious candidates is one of the Indian players as our summer is their off-season but the BCCI has always been reluctant to provide NOCs. None of the Indian players are engaged in any other T20 league except the IPL. With player demands/revolts brewing, I expect that to change.

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