After Usain Bolt, Blake to play Big Bash League?

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Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 13:13 [IST]
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Yohan Blake likely to play Oz's BBL 2

Sydney, Aug 16: After sprinter Usain Bolt shifted his focus to cricket, by announcing that he is interested in playing IPL and was approached by Shane Warne to play for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League, another Jamaican Yohan Blake is likely to play the league for Sydney Sixers in BBL 2.

Blake similar to Bolt, had expressed his desire to play cricket recently and had also said that he wanted to feature in India's domestic T20 league - IPL.

Having understood that Yohan Blake was interested in playing cricket, the chief executive of Sydney Sixers, Stuart Clark approached the Jamaican sprinter and made an offer, according to reports.

Though both the Jamaican sprinters haven't accepted the offer yet, if everything goes well then one could expect the world's two fastest men on the cricket fields of Australia.

"For one he is a great athlete, and yes he would be a marketer's dream, but from all reports he can actually play cricket and that's better than anything else," News.com.au quoted Clark, as saying.

"If he can do what he says he can do, and I have no reason to disbelieve him, Yohan would be a marquee player for me to sign. I would definitely be considering it.," he added.

After winning a Gold and two silver medals at the recently concluded Olympics at London, Blake had termed himself as a 'talented batsman' and claimed that he was 'better at cricket than running'.

"Cricket, that's my love, that's my passion. When I was growing up I watched cricket with my father. I have grown up to love the sport even more than track and field," he had said.

While talks are on to rope in the famous sprinters, their availability for a few matches also would be great for cricket, as fans would get to watch the two fastest men on the cricket field.


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