General News | 18th April 2008
Hussey Pays To Play IPL
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.
Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell said: “We’re pleased we have reached an agreement over compensation with David.
“He has made a valuable contribution to us over the last four years and I’m sure he will continue to do so.
“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.”
Voges will cover for Hussey whenever the Victorian is unavailable, including the IPL campaign and Australia’s tour of the West Indies, following Hussey’s call-up to the One-Day International squad.
Hussey made his Twenty20 international debut this winter and was awarded a central contract by Cricket Australia last week.
“There’s no doubt that I love playing for Notts and 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 but rest assured come July I will be doing my best for everyone on and off the field at Trent Bridge.
“I know Adam will go well and hope the boys keep up the good start.”
Added Newell: “We are very pleased that David has got a central contract as he’s been an extremely consistent performer for us.
“We are looking forward to him 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.”