Hampshire cancels Australian Cricketer Nathan Lyon’s deal to play this year amidst Coronavirus crisis.
Nathan Lyon is third on Australia’s all-time Test wicket-taker list with 390 scalps.
His signing considered a big coup for English county Hampshire.
But the start of the English domestic season has halted till May 28 due to the deadly pandemic.
Lyon was due to play for Hampshire for a “significant” portion of the County Championship campaign.
The decision came to a change as both parties to call off the deal due to ongoing health crisis.
Hampshire’s director of cricket, Giles White, said: “These are obviously very uncertain and challenging times, and it’s clear the issues cricket currently faces will contribute to the way in which counties are able to operate and prepare for this season.
“As a result of this and following conversations with Nathan and his management, it was mutually agreed that he would no longer join us this season.”