Fri, 26 Apr 2019

London [UK], Mar 21 (ANI): Harry Gurney has retired from the red-ball cricket and has signed the white-ball-only contract extension with Nottinghamshire until the end of 2020 season.

"I am very proud of what I have achieved in red ball cricket, but now feels like the right time to focus solely on one-day competitions. I am grateful to the Club for understanding and for showing faith in me by giving me a deal until the end of 2020," ESPN Cricinfo quoted Gurney, as saying.

"I cannot imagine playing my cricket anywhere else in England and I hope I can taste further white ball success with this exciting group of players," he said.

Gurney has been having a tremendous run in the white-ball format which has enabled him to earn deals with Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The 32-year-old had a successful stint with the Big Bash champions Melbourne Renegades.

"While it is a disappointment that Harry won't be playing red ball cricket for us anymore, we are really pleased to have him committed to us for one-day cricket over the next two seasons," said Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket.

"He is one of the best white ball bowlers around. Once he made his decision, if we didn't offer him a white ball deal there would be 17 other counties wanting him to bowl for them," he said.

Gurney has also played 10 ODIs and two T20Is for England. He joined Nottinghamshire from Leicestershire before the 2012 season and has taken 275 first-class wickets at an average of 28.81. (ANI)

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