According to a report published in Cricinfo, the superstar Aussie all-rounder has pulled out of the ‘Hundred’ due to personal reasons.
Perry was slated to turn up for Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural season of the 100-ball competition which is slated to take place across the length and breadth of England from July 21.
The Australian’s withdrawal comes as a huge blow for Birmingham Phoenix who have already lost the services of New Zealand cricketer Sophie Devine, who pulled out of the competition last month.
“We are obviously very disappointed that Ellyse Perry has had to withdraw from the Hundred due to personal circumstances, but we completely understand her decision and wish her all the best,” Beth Barrett-Wild, head of the women’s competition, was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNcricinfo’.
Uh oh! ☹️ Ellyse Perry will not play the inaugural The Hundred. #TheHundred
— Women's CricZone (@WomensCricZone) July 9, 2021
Perry is yet another addition to the list of high-profile players who have pulled out of the inaugural season of the 100-ball competition.
Earlier, her compatriots Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy, and Rachel Haynes had also pulled out of the inaugural season.
The women’s 100-ball competition will culminate on August 21.