Hadlee to attend ODI series bearing his name

Christchurch, Dec 6 (UNI) Clearing all misunderstanding, Sir Richard Hadlee has accepted the CA invitation to attend the one-day series between New Zealand and Australia bearing his name this month.

Hadlee told 'The Dominion Post' that he accepted that there had been a misunderstanding. ''I'll be going across and it is good that the family is represented.'' The series begins next Friday in Adelaide and ends in Hobart on December 20.

Hadlee has earlier said neither he nor brother Dayle had received an invitation to attend the series. New Zealand are the trophy holders after a 3-0 win over Australia earlier this year.

But Cricket Australia's (CA) boss Sutherland said, later that day, the only reason Hadlee had not been invited was because they were told he would not be able to make it.

''I know through my office we've made inquiries about Sir Richard's availability to be at the Chappell-Hadlee matches and we were led to believe that he wasn't available,'' Sutherland said.

''But if he is available we would of course be absolutely delighted to have him at matches, as we have previously at other Chappell-Hadlee matches.'' UNI XC TB DS RS1336

Story first published: Thursday, December 6, 2007, 14:09 [IST]
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