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Cameron White faces end of first-class career after Victoria release

White was Victoria's longest-serving captain.

Cameron White
Cameron White. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Cameron White may not have had an illustrious international career, but there’s no doubt on the fact that he’s one of the stalwarts in the Australian domestic circuit. The 35-year-old made his debut way back in the 2000-01 season and has efficiently plied his trade across all the formats for almost a couple of decades. However, now his first-class career is in limbo.

White hasn’t been offered a contract with Victoria for the next season. He last played the final of the Sheffield Shield against New South Wales that his team won. The veteran had a reasonable season, having scored 450 runs in nine games at an average of 32.14 with two half-centuries and one century. His top score of 119 came against Western Australia last year in December.

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“The list management decision-making process has not been an easy one. Naturally, we’ve looked at the depth in our squad, the talented youth emerging and the international availability of our senior players next season. As a result, we’ve had to make a very hard decision on Cameron’s playing tenure with Victoria,” Victoria’s general manager of cricket Shaun Graf was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo.

Cameron White’s career in brief

Moreover, the experienced campaigner also won’t be a part of the Melbourne Renegades for the 2019-20 season of the Big Bash League. Even the Renegades won the championship, beating the Melbourne Stars in the Final. Nevertheless, a number of BBL clubs, including the Perth Scorchers have spoken to White about the prospect of joining them in a playing and mentoring role next season.

It is unlikely now that he will play any more first-class or List A cricket now. White finishes with six Sheffield Shield championships for Victoria, three as the captain and was their longest serving skipper. He led them in 77 first-class and as many List A games after making his debut as an 18-year-old back in 2001. For Australia, White played four Tests, 91 ODIs and 47 T20Is.

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