Luke Wright has bid farewell to the Melbourne Stars after seven years with the BBL club. Wright was ruled out of the Stars’ upcoming match against the Sydney Thunder on Saturday after being diagnosed with delayed concussion, and after discussions with the management has decided to end his time at the club. Wright was twice struck on the helmet by short balls from Ben Dwarshius during the Stars’ eight-wicket defeat to the Sydney Sixers on Tuesday – his 13-ball 11 in that game has turned out to be his final innings for the Stars.
Wright’s exit coincides with a period of rebuilding for the Stars, who are also set to be without Kevin Pietersen, who has announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket by the end of this year. Stars have endured a torrid 2017-18 season, and are currently bottom of the BBL table with only one win in seven matches.
source: Luke Wright