England pacer Tymal Mills, a white-ball expert, will not be available to play for Perth Scorchers in the 2022-23 Big Bash League (BBL) season that started on Tuesday due to a family emergency.
The 30-year-old left-handed fast bowler was recruited by Perth in the inaugural BBL|12 Draft after playing an important role during the Scorchers' title-winning BBL|11 campaign. "The Club fully supports Mills' decision, and sends its thoughts and best wishes to his family during this time," the Perth Scorchers said in a statement on Wednesday.
Perth Scorchers are exploring their options to recruit a replacement international player, the club said in the statement. They are set to open their BBL|12 campaign on Saturday (December 17) against Sydney Sixers.
Mills made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for England against Sri Lanka, taking figures of 0-22 as England won by eight wickets.