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White signs BBL deal with Adelaide Strikers

Veteran batsman switches teams after not being offered a new deal with reigning champions Melbourne Renegades

Alex Malcolm
Cameron White muscles one over the boundary  •  Getty Images

Cameron White muscles one over the boundary  •  Getty Images

Cameron White has signed a BBL deal with Adelaide Strikers after being overlooked for a contract with Melbourne Renegades.
White, 35, joins the Strikers in a playing and mentoring capacity next season after the Renegades elected not to give him a new deal following the signing of Shaun Marsh.
White was also cut from Victoria's contract list for Sheffield Shield and 50-over cricket despite playing in all three Australian domestic titles last season with Victoria and the Renegades.
SACA general manager of high performance Tim Nielsen believes White is a great fit in Adelaide.
"Cameron adds a considerable amount to our side not only with his ability, but also his understanding of the game and he knows what it takes to be in a successful team," Nielsen said.
"In the fast-paced nature of T20 cricket, Cameron's experience will help lead our side immensely, especially in the absence of Travis Head when he is on international duty.
"To have such a distinguished player of our game will only boost our side and our younger players."
White fills a void left by experienced South African Colin Ingram who has left the Strikers due to family reasons.
The Strikers have two spots still available on their list, including an overseas vacancy that, under the new rules, can be filled by up to six players in short stints across the BBL.
White has played in every season of the BBL, beginning his career at Melbourne Stars before moving to the Renegades. He has scored 1546 in 68 BBL innings, including 11 half-centuries, at a strike-rate of 115.89.
He brings a wealth of experience having captained Australia in T20 and ODI cricket and has played five seasons in the IPL.

Alex Malcolm is a freelance writer based in Melbourne