Monday, August 13, 2012

Usain Bolt to play in Australia's Big Bash League

Negotiations are underway for cricket-mad 'Fastest man on the Planet' Usain Bolt to play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League, with Shane Warne leading the campaign to bring him to Melbourne. Bolt, who defended his 100 and 200-meter titles in London is hailed by International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge as the greatest sprinter, played junior cricket before turning to the track and has long voiced a love for the game.
The Ace Leg-Spinner Shane Warne is the marquee player for the Melbourne Stars franchise and he has begun a social media campaign to win support for Usain Bolt to play for the team. According to Australian media, Bolt clean bowled the then West Indies captain & T20 Storm Chris Gayle in a charity match in 2009, having earlier hit him down the ground for six.
The eight-team Big Bash League comprising international and local cricket players, will run from 7 December to 9 January. West Indies captain Chris Gayle is the league’s leading scorer and star attraction.

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