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Old August 12, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Default BOLT to play T20 Big Bash?

I have no idea how old or new this news is. I saw it this morning on tv and I thought I was going crazy :S. But apparently Usain Bolt might to playing for Warnie's team in the next Big Bash league.

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THE world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, could be steaming in at the MCG this summer with an audacious plan to have the Jamaican track star play in the Twenty20 Big Bash League.

The Melbourne Stars franchise has confirmed it is negotiating with the six-time Olympic gold medallist and his management.

Shane Warne, the team's marquee player, launched a campaign via social media yesterday in an effort to build support for the recruiting coup.


.......Bolt played junior cricket before ruling the track and has long voiced his love for the game. He clean bowled then West Indies captain Chris Gayle in a charity match in 2009, having earlier belted him down the ground for six.

....There was tentative support for Bolt's signing yesterday by Cricket Australia's BBL project manager, Mike McKenna, although he would need assurances the sprinter was being picked on merit not as a novelty inclusion to attract spectators and television viewers.

''We would want to make sure that any athletes can play another code to an appropriate level … He'd need to be able to stand on his own two feet, both in terms of talent and from a safety point of view,'' McKenna said.

Rival teams would be unlikely to cut Bolt any slack, given the financial rewards on offer, particularly for those that qualify for the Twenty20 Champions League and the fact Australian players in the competition are auditioning for a place in the national T20 squad. McKenna said Bolt would have to weigh up the potential impact on his athletics career as well.

''Whether it's a risk he wanted to take, standing in front of Brett Lee and Patrick Cummins, I don't know,'' he said. ''If he plays for Melbourne Stars, and there's a crunch game against the Renegades, no one is going to hold back. There won't be any place to hide if you're Usain Bolt. But he's obviously a very talented athlete so he may be able to do it.''



http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/spor...812-2433e.html


How excititng!
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Old August 12, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Publicity stunt. Bolt wouldn't risk getting injured. But it will bring a lot of crowd and media attention if he does play
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Old August 12, 2012, 11:46 PM
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Yohan Blake also plays cricket, certainly would pack a stadium
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Old August 13, 2012, 12:54 AM
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He already said it once he'd be interested playing cricket. So it's highly possible.

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Old August 13, 2012, 12:56 AM
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I don't think he will end up playing in the XI
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Old August 13, 2012, 12:59 AM
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I guess we'll see the fastest RBW in history with Inzamam's record for running people out broken in no time.

All kidding aside, I can see him as a wide receiver in the NFL.
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:31 AM
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I guess we'll see the fastest RBW in history with Inzamam's record for running people out broken in no time.

All kidding aside, I can see him as a wide receiver in the NFL.
Funny thing is last time bolt played in a charity cricket match he was run out..hahaha talk about the irony
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Old August 13, 2012, 01:18 AM
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For all I can care he can run presidency of Columbia if he wants. The man is insane.

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Old August 13, 2012, 01:27 AM
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I thought these are jokes, first Blake and now Bolt into cricket!
I hope, there will be lots of invisible arrows flying arrond in BBL.
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Old August 13, 2012, 02:32 AM
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That would be some great publicity for cricket, specially in the non-cricketing world.
Get him in BPL, if he can't get into BBL.
I say get both Bolt and Blake in BPL.
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Old August 13, 2012, 02:35 AM
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That would be some great publicity for cricket, specially in the non-cricketing world.
Get him in BPL, if he can't get into BBL.
I say get both Bolt and Blake in BPL.
Oh Hells to the yes. GET THEM for BPL
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Old August 13, 2012, 02:39 AM
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Make sure they get paid.
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Old August 13, 2012, 02:57 AM
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I can him easily chase down grounders and cut down all the 4s. muahah.
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:03 AM
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meh I wish I could see Messi playing cricket in BPL also
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:25 AM
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I hope he does play but, I'd hate to be the batsman facing him....
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:55 AM
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I hope he does play but, I'd hate to be the batsman facing him....
lol why?..he is fast..his balls aren't :p

*no pun intended
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:39 AM
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they probably will charge 0.5 million USD for whole season.

Gorib deshe erokom playerder dekhar bilashita koi? hurrrr
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Old August 13, 2012, 05:07 AM
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The other day he was saying he want to play Football for Man Utd.. he can't do everything at the same time

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Old August 13, 2012, 05:43 AM
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If BPL can get Blake or Bolt then that would attract alot of viewers for BPL.
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Gayles BOWLED by Bolt

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Old August 15, 2012, 09:08 PM
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now blake has been approached:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/spo...-1226451300429
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Old August 18, 2012, 05:30 AM
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Big bash will be more entertaining than IPL unless they sign Phelps.
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Old August 18, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Big bash will be more entertaining than IPL unless they sign Phelps.
That's actually a good way to get American crowd involved. America Loves Phelps. I don't think they are crazy enough like us to follow his every game, but it will certainly make some headline in the Sports Center. That's a good place to start.
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Old August 18, 2012, 06:50 AM
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He looks better bowler than some of our national team bowlers.
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Old September 27, 2012, 12:04 AM
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For all I can care he can run presidency of Columbia if he wants. The man is insane.
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