Hussey would turn back on Western Australia

June 11th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 11 (ANI): Australian batsman Mike Hussey has admitted that he would feel strange if he played for an Indian Premier League franchise against his home state of Western Australia in the Champions League later this year.

Should the situation arise, however, Hussey said he would be happy to abide by the rules and turn out for Chennai against the Warriors in the worldwide Twenty20 competition, Fox Sports re[ported.

IPL teams get first priority over a player, which creates a potential tug-of-war between the Super Kings and Western Australia, with both teams having Hussey on their books and both having qualified for the Champions League.

It would be strange coming up against (Western Australia). It’s hard I guess because I’m a Western Australia boy, born and bred, so if I am playing in a competition I’d probably prefer to play for Western Australia, Hussey said.

My No.1 preference would be to play for Western Australia, but I’m more than happy to play for Chennai as well, he added.

My understanding was that I thought we had to play for Western Australia if this situation arose. So that’s all I knew. So to hear something different seems a bit strange to me. But obviously if that’s the rules, that’s the rules,” Hussey said.

But Hussey may not find himself in a tricky position, as the Champions League is likely to clash with Australia’s tour of India in October. (ANI)

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