Hussey to be on national duty during Twenty20 Champions League

June 11th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 11 (ANI): Australian batsman Mike Hussey Husseys availability for the lucrative inaugural Twenty20 Champions League, which will include two teams from Australia, South Africa, England and India, is no more indilemma due to his international commitments in September and October.

Australia will spend a month in India for a Test series following the Champions Trophy in Pakistan.

Im a Western Australia boy through and through, born and bred, so if Im playing a competition Id probably prefer to play for Western Australia, Hussey said in the Sydney Morning Herald.

But if the rules state that Im playing for Chennai, then Im very happy to play for them as well, he added.

Hussey originally thought that he would be free to represent Western Australia, but Lalit Modi, the IPL chairman, said the Indian franchises would get the first pick on players.

To hear something different seems a bit strange to me, Hussey said, but obviously if that’s the rules, that’s the rules.

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. (ANI)

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