‘David Warner pulls out of inaugural edition of Hundrend’

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In what could be a trigger for host of other top cricketers to pull out of inaugural edition of Hundrend league, Australia opener David Warner has reportedly withdrawn his name from the England’s franchise league the Hundred.

Warner was drafted by Southern Brave for the 100-ball tournament last October and he was snapped up for a whopping 125,000 pounds for the month-long competition.

According to WAtoday, Warner’s decision to pulls out from the tournament is not related to coronavirus pandemic, which has shredded the world’s sporting calender. So far, more than 9000 people have lost their lives worldwide while more than 220,000 people have been infected with the virus.

The report suggested that Warner opted against playing in the Hundred to be available for Australia’s ODI series against Zimbabwe. The WAtoday report also said that Warner may not be the only big-name player to withdraw his name from the tournament as few others could follow suit soon.