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The Melbourne Renegades congratulate Liam Livingstone on his selection in England’s Test squad for their series against Pakistan in December.
Livingstone, who was selected by the Renegades with pick one in the inaugural BBL Overseas Draft, is now expected to miss the start of BBL|12.
The three-Test series between England and Pakistan is scheduled to be played from December 1-21, with Livingstone set to join the Renegades camp following his international commitments.
“We congratulate Liam on being named in the England squad to play Pakistan, where he will be in the frame to make his Test debut,” Melbourne Renegades General Manager, James Rosengarten, said.
“We’ve been aware of this possibility for a little while now and have been working through Liam’s availability and what’s best for the Renegades.
“We believe Liam can still have a big impact for us in BBL|12, and in our recent discussions, he’s still looking forward to being part of our team, being back in the BBL and playing as many games as he can for our club following his international commitments.
“We’ll continue to work with Liam over the coming weeks as to exactly how this looks.
“At the same time, we have already been working behind the scenes on finding the best player for our needs when Liam is unavailable. There are several world-class players who are now available to us during this period, and we will leave no stone unturned to give our team the best chance of success this season.”
The Renegades will begin their BBL|12 campaign on December 15 against the Brisbane Heat in Cairns, with their first home game on December 18 against the Sydney Thunder at Marvel Stadium.