Australian player, Melbourne Stars batsman Ben Dunk has terminated his contract with the Stars, one year before the expiration of his contract with the team.
The Stars said that they mutually agreed to part ways before the completion of his contract.
With still over a year left of his contract, Dunk stated that he left the team midway through the Big Bash League (BBL) 10, to explore other opportunities.
“This was a difficult decision that will allow me to explore other playing opportunities and ultimately was in the best interests for me, my family and the club,” Melbourne Stars quoted Dunk as saying in their press release.
“This was a difficult decision that will allow me to explore other playing opportunities and ultimately was in the best interests for me, my family and the club.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time playing with the Melbourne Stars and wish them all the best for the remainder of this season and into the future,” Ben Dunk said.
The Stars had signed Dunk in 2017 for a five-year contract, following his splendid BBL season 0f 2016 with the Adelaide Strikers. An explosive batsman, he was also declared as the Player of the Tournament for the Hobart Hurricanes in BBL 3.
For the Stars, Dunk smashed 621 runs in 39 innings at an average of 16.34. However, he hasn’t been in his best form in the recent seasons of the tournament.
“Melbourne Stars would like to thank Ben for his service over the last three seasons. We wish him all the best in the future,” Melbourne Stars General Manager Nick Cummins said.
After bidding farewell to the Stars, Dunk will now head home to Hobart. He will be next seen in the Abu Dhabi T10 League that will roll out on January 28.