Paceman Mathew Innes may leave Victoria

Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Melbourne:Paceman Mathew Inness is the latest Victorian cricketer to contemplate moving over to Western Australia or Queensland.

The left-armer bowler, who was on the cusp of a spot in the national side two seasons ago, had a hugely frustrating 2004-05 season in which he was regularly kept on the bench despite an impressive showing in Premier Cricket.

Inness becomes the third Victorian cricketer to mull options of switching inter-state.

Former Australian opener Matthew Elliott was the first to voice a desire to move to South Australia while middle-order batsman Brad Hodge who was picked in the side for the Ashes, has gone on record about his intention to move to New South Wales.

There are more worries for the Victorian cricket authorities.

Former Australian ODI all-rounder Ian Harvey also has threatened to move interstate if his contract demands are not met.

Another promising all-rounder Jon Moss has also reportedly applied for a release from his contract so that he can return to New South Wales.

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