Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder sack skipper Callum Ferguson after just two seasons

Sydney Thunder might want to appoint a brand new captain after Callum Ferguson confirmed he had been let go by the Big Bash League membership.

Ferguson changed Shane Watson as skipper of the Thunder in 2019 after the star allrounder introduced his BBL retirement.

Ferguson, who retired from first-class cricket earlier this season, made it clear after the Thunder’s loss to Brisbane Warmth in an elimination ultimate that he was eager to stay skipper.

However the South Australian revealed on Saturday through social media that he had been launched.

Callum Ferguson took over as Sydney Thunder captain after Shane Watson retired.
Digicam IconCallum Ferguson took over as Sydney Thunder captain after Shane Watson retired. Credit score: MICK TSIKAS/AAPIMAGE

“Sadly I used to be notified yesterday that I can’t be provided a contract,“ the 36-year-old posted on Instagram.

“I’ve liked each minute on & off the sphere with this enjoying group, the final 4 years have been a terrific journey! I’m now wanting ahead to what my enjoying future holds within the bbl.”

Ferguson thanked former Thunder bosses Mike Hussey, Lee Germon and Nick Cummins plus present coach Shane Bond, including that the followers’ help had been “instrumental in serving to us to consecutive finals runs”.

Ferguson flagged final week that he was eager to strive his luck on the worldwide T20 circuit this yr.

“If COVID permits us to, I’ll attempt to journey and play some T20 cricket all over the world,” Ferguson mentioned after his workforce’s BBL season ended.

“I’m eager to play some white-ball cricket for a couple of years but.

“Whereas I really feel like I’m contributing and enjoying good cricket and having fun with it – which I’m with this (Thunder) group – I’ll actually attempt to hold enjoying.”

Ferguson tallied 405 runs at 31.15 with a strike fee of 123.85 throughout this season’s BBL, the eighth-most earlier than Saturday evening’s ultimate.