With the Australian batsman receiving a Big Bash League (BBL) contract and a NOC for the UAE League (ILT20), the Chris Lynn dispute has been resolved. The 32-year-old batsman will be released for his desert dig on January 20 after playing 11 of the 14 BBL games for Adelaide Strikers, according to a statement from Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday, August 25.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) regulations state that Lynn still needs clearance or a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from CA to play in overseas leagues, despite the fact that he was without a domestic cricket contract in Australia until Thursday.
"Cricket Australia welcomes the Adelaide Strikers' signing of Chris Lynn, the highest run-scorer in BBL history, for 11 out of 14 games in the upcoming BBL|12 season. He will be released from 20 January to participate in UAE's ILT20 competition from that date," the CA spokesperson stated.
"Lynn does not hold a CA or State contract and has not done so since his last Queensland Cricket contract expired in June 2019. Each matter regarding release for overseas competitions is subject to the individual's circumstances. Our guiding principle remains the prioritisation and protection of Australia's domestic summer of cricket and the interests of the game overall," he added.
The Big Bash League will start on December 13 with the final on February 4. The ILT20 runs from January 6 to February 12.