Please find below a statement issued on behalf of Will Sutherland, following his decision to pursue cricket as his elected sport, after completing his Year 12 studies.
Will Sutherland said: “This was an incredibly tough decision. Most of the advice that I received was to just follow my passion. That sounds easy enough, but not so much when my passion is for both sports. I really loved my experience in the recent Under 18 National Championships when representing Vic Metro and this only made the decision more difficult.
“When it came down to it, my love and passion for the game of cricket just won out. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed representing my state and country in the under-age ranks and the prospect of potentially being able to continue this at the senior level is very much my dream.
“I’m excited and relieved about this decision and will now look to focus on completing my Year 12 studies.”
Shaun Graf, General Manager of Cricket at Cricket Victoria said:
“We’re pleased Will has made this decision and we look forward to supporting him through the rest of his Year 12 studies and his Cricket Pathway.
“The full Cricket Victoria squad lists for the upcoming 2017-18 season will be announced following the resolution of an MOU.”