Australia vice-captain Michael Clarke has turned down a $1million pay day after rejecting the chance to join the Indian Premier League.
A reserve of $1m had been put on Clarke for the IPL auction - however the New South Wales batsman has opted to sit out the tournament for a second season.
Clarke missed the inaugural competition due to the poor health of his father and his fiancé's father.
And he has now decided to miss the second season to rest and recuperate at home.
"There are a number of reasons but the most important for me is we've only got a couple of weeks off, we've got a really busy schedule," Clarke said.
"I just think for where I'm at with my body and my time at home, it's valuable to me so, right now, I'm going to sit out of the IPL this year.
"The decision was made for where I am at the moment and what my priorities are right now.
"But in saying that, I would love to take part in it one day, it's just about finding the right time."