Former Australian Test gloveman Matthew Wade has secure a trade to the Hobart Hurricanes.
Wade, who this year crossed from Victoria to Tasmania for the Sheffield Shield and one-day competitions to be closer to family, joins the Hurricanes in a swap for Hobart allrounder Beau Webster, who will join the Melbourne Renegades.
“It’s terrific that we’ve been able to secure Matthew for the Hurricanes,” Cricket Tasmania CEO Nick Cummins said.
“He’s obviously part of the Tasmanian Tigers program this season as well so it’s great that he will be playing his cricket in Tasmania full time.
“With Tim being in the national side we’re obviously in need of a wicketkeeper, so when the opportunity to secure Matt’s services came up we were keen to pursue that.”
Renegades coach Andrew McDonald said he looks forward to working with the young Webster.
“Beau will provide a really good option for our squad,” McDonald said.
“He’s an emerging player who has shown great promise throughout the early stages of his career and we’re excited about what he can achieve with the Renegades over the next few years.
“We have a great group of experienced players who I know will be keen to work with Beau in the seasons ahead.”