Cricket

County Championship: Australia pacer Jackson Bird to miss Lancashire stint due to neck injury

  • Press Trust of India
  • April 13th, 2021
  • 19:33:40 IST

London: Australia fast bowler Jackson Bird will no longer join Lancashire for a stint in the English County Championship as he recovers from a neck injury, it was announced on Tuesday.

Bird had been due to play for county, whose headquarters are at Manchester's Old Trafford, in six matches starting this month but the 34-year-old has now been told to rest for four weeks because of a bulging disc.

The absence of Bird, who took 34 wickets in nine Tests from 2012-17, leaves Lancashire looking at bringing in another overseas player in his place.

"We are disappointed to lose Jackson as he would have been a great addition to our side for six LV= County Championship matches this summer," said Lancashire director of cricket Paul Allott in a club statement.

"But of course, we understand that his long-term health and fitness must come first, and we all hope to see him back out on a cricket field soon," the former England paceman added.

Updated Date: April 13, 2021 19:33:40 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Shafali Verma set to play for Birmingham franchise in The Hundred, may feature in Big Bash too
First Cricket News

Shafali Verma set to play for Birmingham franchise in The Hundred, may feature in Big Bash too

The 17-year-old, who is the world number one in ICC women's T20I rankings, thus will join her skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma in the 100-ball tournament involving eight men's and women's teams.

IPL: Chennai Super Kings arrange for delivery of 450 oxygen concentrators in Tamil Nadu
First Cricket News

IPL: Chennai Super Kings arrange for delivery of 450 oxygen concentrators in Tamil Nadu

Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd (CSKCL) Director R Srinivasan handed over an Oxygen concentrator to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, on Saturday in the presence of TNCA president Rupa Gurunath, a press release said.

'No plans to retire now', says former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik
First Cricket News

'No plans to retire now', says former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik

Malik, despite now focussing only on T20 format since retiring from Test and ODI matches, has been kept out of the Pakistan white ball squad since last year as head coach Misbah-ul-Haq keep on trying several new players in the batting order.