Australian netball star Caitlin Bassett will not return to the Vatico Bay of Plenty spell for the 2022 ANZ Premiership season.
The 33-year-old goal shooter confirmed his exit on social media on Friday, a day after the franchise. Central Plus announced the signing of Silver Furnace captain Ameliran Eknasio..
Bassett endured a challenging season in New Zealand, with Magic winning just one of his 15 games to finish last.
He fired at a high percentage, converting 474 goals with 518 attempts (92%), but was hampered by an ongoing knee injury.
* Magic is a new beginning for Silver Furnace captain Ameliran Eknasio.
* Central Plus wanted to send Silver Furnace star Ameliran Eknasio away.
* Magic’s Caitlin Bassett retains her place in the Australian Diamonds Netball squad.
In a struggling magic team, Bassett was not able to dominate the defense as some had hoped but he is still able to retain his place in the Australian national team for his upcoming series against Silver Furness. Was
Bassett posted on Instagram, “What a storm this season.” I loved my time in the ditch and was saddened to announce that I had decided not to return next season.
Playing netball in New Zealand has been one of the best experiences of my career. The culture of magic was very good and although we did not get the desired results, I was very happy to play with the girls every week.