Inness and Nash nominate for state transfer pool
Nine players, including the fast bowlers Don Nash, Mathew Inness and Mark Cleary, have nominated for transfers after missing the first round of state contracts. The list is heavy on bowlers as they look for opportunities or ways to reignite domestic careers after injury.
Inness had already signalled his intention to move away from Victoria, but Nash, the Blues fast man stuck behind Nicholson, Clark and Bracken, and Cleary, who played only four Pura Cup matches for South Australia last season, are also looking for a change. Scott Brant, Queensland's left-arm swing bowler, and Michael Clark, the son of Western Australia's coach Wayne Clark, have struggled in recent seasons with injury and have signed up for the transfer pool's first round.
One name missing from the list was Ian Harvey, who was considering leaving Victoria alongside Inness, Matthew Elliott and possibly Brad Hodge. The states will notify Cricket Australia of a minimum of 14 full-time and three rookie-contracted players by June 17 before the second round of the transfer pool. The squads must be finalised by June 30.
Round one transfer pool Scott Brant (Qld), Mark Cameron (NSW), Michael Clark (WA), Mark Cleary (SA), Mathew Inness (Vic), Don Nash (NSW), Steven Paulsen (Qld), Craig Simmons (WA), Liam Zammit (NSW).