IPL 6: 'Injured' Clarke could captain Pune Warriors

Updated: 22 March 2013 21:26 IST

According to reports, Clarke will be offered considerably more money if he were to captain the Pune Warriors, after Yuvraj Singh expressed reluctance to lead the side.

New Delhi:

Set to leave for home after leading Australia to a Test debacle in India, Michael Clarke could come back to India next month to captain IPL side Pune Warriors, according to reports.

Clarke, who is flying home on Friday to get treatment on his back injury after being ruled out of the final Test against India in New Delhi, is considering taking part in the sixth edition of the IPL starting April 3.

A report in 'The Australian' said that Clarke has been under pressure to captain the Pune franchise with the owners keen for him to take over the job after Yuvraj Singh expressed reluctance to lead the side.

The report talked about suggestions that Clarke could be paid more money to encourage him take up the captain's job.

"There are suggestions Clarke will be offered considerably more money to encourage him to do what the business chief (Pune Warriors owner Subrata Roy) wants," the report stated.

Clarke was bought at the IPL auction earlier this year by the Pune Warriors for US $400,000.

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Topics : Cricket IPL 2013 Michael Clarke Yuvraj Singh Anil Kumble Gary Kirsten Pune Warriors India
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