Hales Keen To Re-Visit
Indian Premier League Talks
Featured News | 16th September 2013
Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales is keen to re-visit discussions with the Club with a view to securing permission to pursue an Indian Premier League Contract.
Hales was denied permission to play in the tournament this year but is sure to be targeted by leading franchises following his elevation to the top of the rankings for batsman in T20 Internationals.
"I'm in talks with Notts at the moment about how it's going to work but hopefully everyone comes out happy," said Hales.
"Requests from contracted players to be made available for the Indian Premier League should be considered on a case-by-case basis." Mick Newell
"I would definitely love to be involved in the auction next year - I think it is a three-year auction coming up so I'd love to have the chance to be in it. Talks are quite early but I'm pretty hopeful that both parties will come to an agreement.
"It would be very frustrating if Notts said no but the early signs that I have got from the coach are that we will be able to come to some form of agreement and I'll be able to go in the auction."
Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell plans to hold formal discussions with Hales’ representatives at the end of the season.
“I have to think about what’s best for the team and as well as each individual and I need to ensure that we don’t lose two or three players at the start of the season,” said Newell.
“My view is that requests from contracted players to be made available for the Indian Premier League should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
“We had discussions with Alex at this time last year and agreed to hold talks in a year’s time and it’s something that he’s still keen to pursue.”
Hales was the Outlaws' leadiing run scorer in this year's Friends Life t20 with 365 at 33.18.
He has already secured a contract to play for Adelaide Strikers in Australia's Big Bash and has top scores of 80*, 94 and 99 for England.