Tuffey willing to join Indian Cricket League

November 14th, 2007 - 2:17 am ICT by admin  
“I’m leaning towards (signing). It’s the money and a bit of security,” cricinfo.com quoted Tuffey as telling the Dominion Post.

“Nothing’s guaranteed with New Zealand Cricket, even the money you get playing domestic cricket back home. You’ve got to start looking after No. 1 at some point,” he added.

Expressing hope about playing for four-five more years, the 29-year-old bowler said, “Who knows what happens if I go to India, but if the chance (to play for New Zealand) arose again that would be great.”

“But I’m not putting all my eggs in one basket and hoping to play for New Zealand any more. I’ve had a great time playing international cricket but there’s other opportunities outside of cricket that I’m putting first at the moment,” Tuffey added.

He has not signed contracted with the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and last week turned down a provincial deal with Auckland.

“Not signing with Auckland has just made me a free agent. I’m can play for match fees if Auckland choose to do that. It’s a bit more relaxed for me now… I’m pretty keen to come back and play for Auckland and see what happens from there, if I’m bowling well,” he said.

His team-mates Chris Cairns, Nathan Astle, Chris Harris and Hamish Marshall have already joined the ICL, and it is believed that Craig McMillan will hold talks with NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan over his potential involvement, the website reported. (ANI)

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