HomeCricketNewsJosh Brown Signs a Two-year Deal with Melbourne Renegades

Josh Brown Signs a Two-year Deal with Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Renegades have signed a two-year contract with big-hitting Josh Brown ahead of the upcoming Big Bash League season.

Josh Brown Signs a Two-year Deal with Melbourne Renegades

As reported by Cricket Australia report last month, the Renegades have today unveiled Brown as their star recruit for KFC BBL|14 on a two-year deal.

The signing will be a major blow for defending champions Brisbane Heat considering Brown played a major role in securing them the title last season.

The hard-hitting batter could potentially open the batting alongside young Australian prodigy Jake Fraser-McGurk at the Renegades.

Queensland Cricket General Manager – Elite Teams, Performance & Pathways Joe Dawes said that Brisbane Heat made a ‘very competitive offer’ to Brown, which was eventually turned down.

“We provided Josh and his management with a two-year contract offer that was very lucrative and a significant uplift,” he said.

“However, we understand the lure of a multi-year commitment for him as a player, even though we believed our offer was very competitive and more than fair.

“Our fans will justifiably be disappointed that he won’t be with us going forward, and as a club, we are sad to lose Josh, no doubt. However, he will always have a special place in the club’s history, and we are proud that the Heat provided him with an opportunity to showcase his skill and make the most of his talent to benefit he and his family.”

The signing will also help Renegades fill the void left by Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh with both batters retiring recently.

“I’ve enjoyed my time with the Heat, they gave me my opportunity, for which I’ll always be grateful and have cherished memories including winning a BBL Championship last season,” Brown said.

“But I am extremely excited for a new challenge and hopefully achieve the same success with the Renegades. It’s a young group with a lot of talent and firepower, especially in that batting group. I can’t wait to partner with the likes of (Jake) Fraser-McGurk and (Will) Sutherland and see what we can do.”

CHECK: BBL Winners List All Season, Player of the Match, Series Included

I'm a passionate sports enthusiast and dedicated writer behind this dynamic sports news website - Times Of Sports. I would always brings a unique blend of insight, analysis, and enthusiasm to my contents.

Must Read