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One of Hobart's top cricketers has confirmed their commitment to the Hurricanes.
Skipper Matthew Wade has signed on the dotted line, the contract extension tying him to the team for the next three editions of the Big Bash.
Since joining the Hurricanes, Wade has scored over 70% of his 1831 Big Bash runs to date in purple.
He's one of 15 players announced for the squad for KFC BBL|11 so far; joining Scott Boland, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Josh Kann, Sandeep Lamichhane (o/s), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, and Mac Wright.
Wade welcomed the contract extension, saying "As a team, we didn't finish the way we wanted to last year despite some really strong performances throughout the tournament. However, we’ve got a really great group, and it’s great to see that so many of us are committed to the team for the long haul".
The Hobart Hurricanes are set to take on the Sydney Sixers in December.