New Zealand domestic news August 28, 2008

Fleming holds off on committing to Wellington

Cricinfo staff


Stephen Fleming has growing business interests after retiring from Tests in March © Getty Images
 

Stephen Fleming will not make a decision on whether he continues to play domestic cricket for Wellington until he sees the season's fixture list. Fleming, who retired from Tests in March, remains involved through the Indian Premier League and also has growing business interests, including a sports marketing company and being a Cricket Wellington board member.

Fleming said in the Dominion Post he did not want to drift in and out of the Wellington set-up, but has previously told the coach Anthony Stuart he would like to lead the one-day and Twenty20 teams. "Until those dates are out, I haven't really thought about any decision," Fleming told the paper. "I'm setting up a company so that's my main focus, to be honest."

Fleming does not have a contract with Wellington and is due to play for the Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India in December. He has two years left on his IPL deal.

While Wellington wait to discover who will lead their teams this summer, Central Districts have named Mathew Sinclair as their captain. Sinclair, who is unlikely to be part of New Zealand's plans after being dropped again for the tour of England, made his debut in 1995-96 and has appeared in 71 first-class games and 105 one-day matches for Central Districts.