Tom Curran's Controversial BBL Season Ended by Knee Injury


Curran was signed by RCB for INR 1.5 crore and this could impact RCB if he gets unavailable

Vishal Singh Jan. 11, 2024

Sydney Sixers all-rounder Tom Curran is out for the rest of the BBL season with a knee injury and will be a doubt for Desert Vipers ILT20 action. Curran picked up the injury in the Sixers’ last match against Melbourne Stars, and will now be unavailable for the final two games of the regular season as the Sixers bid to secure a spot in the finals. Curran wasn’t due to play in the BBL finals due to his involvement in the ILT20. Vipers kick off their season on January 21.

The full extent of the injury is currently not known with Curran set to return to the UK in the coming days and undergo further assessment at home.
~a Sixers statement said

There was a break in the BBL tournament for Curran as before the match in Launceston, he continued to practice running on the pitch despite being told not to do so, he had almost hit 4th referee Mohammad Qureshi. He was suspended for four games for doing unjust behavior against the referee. He appealed the sanction, which was granted.

Tom Curran

I am genuinely sorry that I chose to continue to practice my run-up in the direction of Umpire Qureshi and if he ever thought I sought to make physical contact with him
~Curran said

Curran's best presentation came in that game against Hobart Hurricanes when he picked 3 for 19. His absenteeism could open the gateway for Hayden Kerr to get back to the side which should equalise with the Sixers who have Steven Smith accessible against Sydney Thunder on Friday. They will likewise lose James Vince for the finals as he has an ILT20 contract with the Gulf Giants.