Clarke makes himself unavailable for BBL

"I think it is in the best interests of the club if I make myself unavailable for selection this season and allow the Thunder the chance to offer a contract to a younger player"

“I think it is in the best interests of the club if I make myself unavailable for selection this season and allow the Thunder the chance to offer a contract to a younger player”

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Australia captain Michael Clarke has made himself unavailable to represent the Sydney Thunder in this year’s Big Bash League (BBL) due to a hectic international schedule.

Despite being a member of the Thunder for the past two seasons, Clarke has still yet to make his BBL debut.

What is even more shocking is the fact that Clarke has never played a domestic Twenty20 in Australia.

“Having looked at the fixture list for the upcoming summer it became apparent that my opportunities to play for the Thunder would be extremely limited,” Clarke said. I think it is in the best interests of the club if I make myself unavailable for selection this season and allow the Thunder the chance to offer a contract to a younger player who would really benefit from the opportunity. I will continue to support the club and monitor the situation in future seasons regarding availability.”

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