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Hussey finally gets IPL clearance

Nottinghamshire have given David Hussey clearance to play in the Indian Premier League after they agreed a compensation payment with the Australian.

The 30-year-old batsman signed a new two-year contract at Trent Bridge at the end of 2007 but was then reported to have signed to play in the Indian Premier League, which runs over the start of the domestic county season.

"There's no doubt that I love playing for Notts and I am again really looking forward to joining up with everyone in July," said Hussey, who will play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. "The past few months have been amazing with so much going on, and I'm really grateful to all at Notts for letting me play in the IPL."

Notts director of cricket Mick Newell confirmed that Adam Voges will cover for Hussey whenever the Victorian is unavailable, including the IPL campaign and Australia's tour of the West Indies.

"As soon as we learned of his link with the IPL we moved to find another overseas player, and Adam Voges is an excellent replacement," said Newell.

"We are looking forward to David returning to Nottingham in early July after Australia complete their tour of the Caribbean, but I'm sure Voges will fill his shoes very capably in the meantime."

source - pa.press.net
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