Australian Captain, Michael Clarke, has revealed that he is engaged in negotiations about joining Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, the Pune Warriors.
Clarke, speaking to reporters, before departing to join the rest of his squad in the West Indies, stated that his management were sorting out a deal that would gain him a spot on the roster.
“Right now they’re discussing it. We will continue to talk about that and make a decision in due course. But my focus right now is to make sure I get back and play some good cricket for Australia” he said.
The Warriors, are searching for another two international players to fill up the remaining spots they have on their team, after fellow Australian, James Hopes, pulled out of the tournament with a knee injury.
Clarke, up till now, has not shown much interest in the tournament, as he prefers to put his country first.
However, it was former India Test and current Pune Warriors Captain, Sourav Ganguly, who announced last week that the franchise were in negotiations with Clarke.
Nevertheless, Clarke will only be available to join the side in May, as he intends to represent Australia in the upcoming Test series against the West Indies.
Clarke, missed the entire ODI series against the West Indies, due to a hamstring injury he suffered in the Commonwealth Bank series.
But, Clarke has said that he is feeling in great shape, after undergoing an intense amount of physiotherapy for the past couple of weeks, and that he is ready to Captain and play for his country once again.