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Melbourne Renegades spinner Nathan Lyon has been ruled out of Friday night’s season opener against the Sydney Sixers.
Lyon will miss due to his international commitments, beginning with Australia’s first Test against Pakistan in Perth on 14 December.
Lyon, who joined the Renegades in August as a CA contracted player signing, will remain with the Renegades before joining the Australian squad ahead of the first Test.
“We’re obviously disappointed Nathan won’t be out there with us on Friday night,” Melbourne Renegades General Manager, James Rosengarten said.
“But we signed Nathan with the understanding his availability would be limited in the short term due to his international commitments.
“We were able to utilise the rules around CA contracted players to bring him in the door and we’re really happy he’s with us.
“We want to give ourselves the best opportunity to contend for a BBL championship and Nathan is part of those plans.
“His impact around the squad as already been profound and we’re excited for what Nathan can bring to the Renegades in BBL|13 and beyond.”
The Renegades’ final squad will be released on Thursday, December 7, ahead of Game 1 at the SCG.