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Hussey chooses Chennai instead of native WA for Champions League

Nagpur, Nov 4 (UNI) Australian southpaw Michael Hussey today said he would be turning out for the Chennai Super Kings rather than his home team Western Australia (WA) in the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League tournament to be played between December 3-10 at Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.

Speaking to the media here today, Michael Hussey said the decision to play for Chennai Super Kings instead of his native WA is not one that he is rather comfortable with.

WA named a 15-man squad led by Marcus North for the inaugural Twenty20 extravaganza and the list includes Shaun Marsh, Luke Pomersbach and Luke Ronchi, whose franchises in the Indian Premier League failed to make it to the Champions League.

Hussey said he took a decision to play for the Chennai Super Kings as he did not want to block a younger player's chance to play for WA. WA is set to pocket USD 200,000 from the Champions League Governing Council for releasing Hussey to play for the Chennai side.

''I still don't feel comfortable with it but that may be the way the game is going in future,'' Hussey said. ''With more club franchises cropping up around the world, I think maybe in England it's going to happen, maybe in Australia it's going to happen as well.'' UNI GS RN AB BST2007

Story first published: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 20:34 [IST]
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