Sydney: Australia's former Test seamer Stuart Clark on Wednesday stepped down from full-time cricket commitments to balance his new role as the general manager of the Sydney Sixers Big Bash League franchise.
Clark will be available for selection for New South Wales' Champions League Twenty20 and domestic campaigns next season but only if they do not impact on his administrative role.
Clark will, however, continue playing grade cricket with club side Sydney University.
"I am going to continue playing club cricket as I still love playing the game, but more importantly I believe I can still help develop Australia's future talent," Clark was quoted as saying by The Age.
"Playing cricket has given me many opportunities in life and I feel by continuing to play club cricket I am giving something back to the game."
"The Sydney Sixers is now my professional focus. However, I will still be available to play in this year's Champions League in India which NSW has qualified for, as well as helping out the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues if need be, and given that it does not impact upon my Big Bash League commitments," he added.