Liam Livingstone pulls out of BBL 12

image-larpgqwsLiam Livingstone in action [Source: AP]

In what could be a massive blow to the Melbourne Renegades' BBL 12 campaign, Liam Livingstone has withdrawn himself from the tournament scheduled next month. 

Notably, Livingstone has cited his increased international workload as the solitary reason behind this decision. 

Livingstone was drafted by the Melbourne Renegades with the first pick in the inaugural KFC BBL Draft and was expected to be available for the club's first eight games of the season before leaving for the upcoming SA20. 

Reacting to Livingstone's withdrawal from the event, Renegades General Manager James Rosengarten expressed his disappointment and wished the swashbuckling English batter the best for his Test venture. 

Here's what Rosengarten stated

"We're obviously disappointed that we won't have Liam as part of our team this summer, but we understand his decision. Liam is a fantastic cricketer and there's a reason we used our first pick in the draft to select him,

"Since then, his schedule has changed with added international duties, and we wish him the best as he pushes for a Test debut."

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