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Hussey opts for Chennai

Australian batsman to represent IPL franchise in Champions League

Hussey: committed to Super Kings

Michael Hussey has confirmed he will play for the Chennai Super Kings at the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League in December.

"I didn't play for Western Australia in the competition from which they qualified for the Champions League. So it would have been unfair for me to take the place of a youngster who has done well in the season."

Michael Hussey

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The batsman plys his trade for Western Australia - who have also qualified - in state cricket, leading to a potential tug-of-war over his services.

"I didn't play for Western Australia in the competition from which they qualified for the Champions League," explained Hussey, who is in Nagpur preparing for the final Test of Australia's series against India.

"So it would have been unfair for me to take the place of a youngster who has done well in the season.

"That is the reason I kept my allegiance with Chennai for the Champions League.

"Playing for the Chennai Super Kings really helped me in gauging Indian conditions better."

The eight-team Champions League takes place in India from December 3-10. It features the top two teams from domestic Twenty20 competitions in India, South Africa and Australia as well as English county Middlesex and Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions.