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Brad Hogg quits Perth Scorchers

Veteran spinner Brad Hogg has left the Perth Scorchers and at 45 will start afresh with a different Big Bash League club, rumoured to be the Melbourne Renegades.

No official announcement has been forthcoming from the Renegades, but Scorchers coach Justin Langer confirmed on Friday that Hogg was leaving the Scorchers.

Hogg, a cult figure with the Scorchers since coming out of retirement to play with them from the start of the 2011-12 season, has been their leading wicket taker with 46 wickets. Only Ben Laughlin (60 wickets) has more BBL wickets.

Experssing his disappointment, Justin Langer said - 

 

 

I know [where he's going], but I can't tell you where he's going. But he's leaving the Scorchers. I'm really disappointed about that. What can I say? I'm personally disappointed, professionally disappointed, but it's his decision and life goes on.

 

 

Hogg originally retired from all cricket in 2008, but made a comeback when the BBL started in 2011.

He helped the Scorchers to back-to-back titles in 2013-14 and 2014-15, and unexpectedly returned to Australia's T20 side in 2014, becoming their oldest T20 international player at 43.

This year, at 45, he became the oldest man ever to play in the IPL.

 

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