Nagpur:Michael Hussey on Tuesday made it clear that he would represent Chennai Super Kings and not his native Western Australia (WA), in next month's Twenty20 Champions League, a decision he said he is not comfortable with.
WA named a 15-man squad led by Marcus North for the inaugural Twenty20 extravaganza and the list includes Shaun Marsh, Luke Pomersbach and Luke Ronchi, whose franchises in the Indian Premier League failed to make it to the Champions League.
Hussey said he took a decision to play for the Chennai Super Kings in the December 3-10 event as he did not want to block a younger player's chance to play for WA.
Western Australia is set to pocket $200,000 from the Champions League Governing Council for releasing Hussey to play for the Chennai side.
"I still don't feel comfortable with it but that may be the way the game is going in future," Hussey said. "With more club franchises cropping up around the world, I think maybe in England it's going to happen, maybe in Australia it's going to happen as well.
"Definitely it is the way it is going to happen in that form of the game, but not in the other forms, I hope anyway," said the left-hander.
Western Australia squad:
Marcus North (capt), Luke Ronchi (wk), Adam Voges, David Bandy, Arron Crawford, Liam Davis, Brett Dorey, Theo Doropoulos, Ben Edmondson, Aaron Heal, Matt Johnston, Trent Kelly, Steve Magoffin, Shaun Marsh and Luke Pomersbach.