Nottinghamshire cancels Abbas’s contract due to uncertainty over county championship

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Karachi: English county club Nottinghamshire have canceled county contract of pacer Mohammad Abbas amid uncertainty over the County Championship due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The 30-year-old had to play nine Championship games before joining Pakistan’s Test squad for the England series.

As the county is hoping that the season will get underway on August 1, but Pakistan seamer Abbas will not feature, even if four-day cricket takes place as he is part of Pakistan’s 29-member squad for England series.

“We’ll review Abbas again in the future. It’s impossible for him to come over. The next cricket he’ll play here you would hope is a Test series for Pakistan. We’ll watch that keenly and see how he gets on,” Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell said in Nottingham post.

It must be noted that Abbas represented Leicestershire in 2018 and 2019 where he picked 79 wickets in 19 games.

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