Corey Anderson, New Zealand all rounder, has announced his retirement from international cricket and has signed a three year contract with Major Cricket League in USA. The deal includes Anderson’s services in the Major and Minor League Cricket and coaching ventures at the cricket academics that come under the Major Cricket League.
Corey Anderson made his debut for New Zealand in 2012 and also played a part in New Zealand’s ICC World Cup 2015 campaign where they lost in the finals to co-hosts, Australia. His most memorable knock for the Kiwis was his 36 ball century against West Indies in 2014 which was the fastest ODI hundred that time.
Corey Anderson has also been a part of Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. His knock against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014 is still cherished by many cricketing fans in India.
“It’s been a huge honor and extremely proud to represent New Zealand. I would have loved to have achieved and played more but just is what it is sometimes, and different opportunities arise and send you in a direction you never thought would be a possibility. Very appreciative for everything that NZC has done for me,” Corey Anderson told Cricbuzz.
Corey Anderson revealed why he was so intrigued with the MCL and recalled his experience of watching a game. “I went out there for a few minutes but decided to stay back to watch the entire game. It turned out to be a super over [game]!,” said Corey Anderson.
Corey Anderson had last played an international match for New Zealand in 2018, and has been out of consideration for the Kiwis ever since. He will join the likes of Paksitan’s Sami Aslam and South Africa’s Dane Piedt in the MCL World T20 league.