Former England pacer Liam Plunkett is all set to leave the County cricket to play in the newly formed Major League Cricket in USA. Plunkett was a part of the World Cup winning England team in 2019, and played for Surrey in the County cricket.
He will now leave Surrey at the end of the season and move to USA to play in the Major League Cricket.
Major League Cricket is a new American T20 league and will start in the next year i.e., 2022. Plunkett, 36, has previously played for Philadelphia in the Eastern Division of Minor League Cricket tournament this year.
“Moving onto the next phase of my career, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join Major League Cricket and focus my attention on helping to grow the sport in the United States,” said Plunkett.
“I’ve enjoyed a fantastic career with England, and after retiring from international cricket, I am delighted to be able to help build the sport in America in both playing and coaching capacities.
“In addition, I am looking forward to supporting the team closest to our home in the US by being able to play for the Philadelphians in Minor League Cricket.” he added.
During his interview with The Week, Plunkett thanked his county team Surrey and his teammates as he stated: “I would like to thank everyone at Surrey for the support and backing I have received over the last three years. It is an incredible Club, and it was an honour to have represented them. The opportunities and professionalism provided by being part of the Surrey team is an experience I will cherish and take with me in my future endeavours. I would like to send my gratitude and best wishes to Alec and the rest of the Surrey family.”