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Clarke indicates he may figure in IPL

Australian vice captain Michael Clarke has indicated that he may figure in the second edition of the Indian Premier League.

Clarke said he was approached by IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, who urged him and teammate Mitchell Johnsosn to play in the next edition, tentatively schedules for April next year.

"He told me the other night he wants me to play. Lalit was saying there was another auction coming up. I have always said I definitely want to be part of the IPL.

"It's just about timing for me. I think we have some one-dayers in Pakistan, but the following year we are available for the whole time," Clarke was quoted as saying by the Herald Sun.

Both Clarke and Johnson had opted to stay out of the inaugural IPL edition as they decided to rest and work on their game at home before the tour of the West Indies.

Modi hoped both Clarke and Johnson would be able to participate next year and also indicated that the event will witness some change in terms of logistics.

"We are looking at a major revamp in terms of our operations and logistics because we spent a lot of money on logistics and operations in our first year," Modi said.

"And there are going to be new players who are looking at joining the IPL, from Australia too. We hope Clarke and Johnson will join. For that, teams will need to create a space," Modi said.

source - hindu.com
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