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The Melbourne Renegades can confirm James Pattinson will not be returning to the club in BBL|12.
Pattinson was contracted for the upcoming season, with he and the club agreeing to mutually part ways.
The 32-year-old fast bowler returned to the Renegades on a three-year deal ahead of BBL|10.
He played six games last season in an injury-interrupted campaign.
“Unfortunately I could only commit to part of the season given my state and overseas cricket commitments. I’ll need to take a break in December to give my body a rest and also want to spend that Christmas period with family,” Pattinson said.
“I’d like to thank the Renegades for my time there and wish them all the best for the season.”
Melbourne Renegades General Manager, James Rosengarten, thanked the former Australian fast bowler for his time in red.
“We’d like to thanks James for his efforts as a Renegade,” Rosengarten said.
“We understand the position he’s in with prioritising his County and State cricketing commitments and appreciate him being upfront with us.
“With James only being available for part of the season, we feel the best option for us is to utilise this list spot on a player who can fully commit to the Renegades for all of BBL|12.
“The timing of this decision allows our list management team to balance the role of that player alongside who we may target in the overseas player draft.”
Renegades BBL|12 list (so far): Nic Maddinson (c), Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson