Shane Watson could be asked to come back from CLT20: Report

Cricket Australia wants their prolific all-rounder to take a break after his stupendous performance in the World Twenty20.

Updated: October 15, 2012 11:52 IST
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Melbourne: Prolific Australian all-rounder Shane Watson could be ordered to return midway through the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 by the country's Cricket Board, which wants him to take a break after his stellar performance in the recent World Twenty20.

"Cricket Australia is demanding all-rounder Shane Watson return home from the Champions League Twenty20 by the end of the week" reported 'The Daily Telegraph'.

"The ultimatum is sure to anger Sydney Sixers officials in South Africa trying to win the lucrative Twenty20 tournament with Watson's help."

The newspaper said the CA is concerned about a possible injury breakdown hampering the all-rounder, who was named World T20's Player of the Tournament.

"Officials are worried Watson could burn out after a starring performance in the World Twenty20, and now the demands with both bat and ball for the Sixers in the Champions League."

If Watson is asked to come back, he would play just two games - against Yorkshire tomorrow and Highveld on Thursday.

"It means he will miss next Monday's final game against Sachin Tendulkar's Mumbai, which could decide if the Big Bash League champions progress to the finals and close in on the USD 2.5 million winners' pay cheque."

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