Champions League Twenty20 2010 August 11, 2010

Victoria hope to be alright without White

Cricinfo staff

Cameron White is disappointed he won't be able to lead Victoria in the Champions League Twenty20 after being tied to Bangalore, but is confident David Hussey's men will fire. Hussey has been promoted after White's IPL contract meant he was forced to represent the Indian franchise at the rich tournament.

The Bushrangers have also suffered with the loss of both their overseas players from last year's Big Bash. Dwayne Bravo will be with Mumbai Indians while Ross Taylor is also with Bangalore. Like Victoria, Taylor's Central Stags will be paid US$200,000 by the Bangalore franchise for the inconvenience of losing a star player.

"Obviously I'm disappointed I won't be available to play for my home team," White said. "In my absence David Hussey will captain the team and I know he will do an excellent job. I think he's proved time and time again he's more than capable of taking the reins and leading the guys to success."

White has forced one of three changes to the Victoria side that reached the semi-finals of the tournament last year. Dirk Nannes, who was bound to Delhi in 2009, is back along with the young players Glen Maxwell and Ryan Carters.

"I think it's important to note that now someone else in the squad gets a chance," White said. "This is a considerable positive we can take from the situation.

"I have no doubt the Bushrangers will progress far in the competition, they have a talented bunch of guys playing for them who have proved before they can perform at this tournament." Victoria's opening match is against South Africa's Warriors on September 13.

Victoria squad David Hussey (capt), Ryan Carters, Aaron Finch, Shane Harwood, John Hastings, Brad Hodge, Andrew McDonald, Bryce McGain, Clint McKay, Glenn Maxwell, Dirk Nannes, James Pattinson, Rob Quiney, Peter Siddle, Matthew Wade.

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  • Sanjay on August 18, 2010, 7:25 GMT

    CL T20 is an inconsequential junk anyways, relax guys its not even an important tournament.Only international cricket is wat matters these leagues are just for some light hearted entertainment, so jst calm down. and if he is so unhappy i guess he should withdraw from next year's IPL ( junk again) and not whine like he is helpless, dont sign the dotted line thats all u need to do.

  • V.L on August 16, 2010, 19:38 GMT

    @Chris P

    You may want to re-phrase your statement coz last time I checked Bravo plays for West Indies!

  • Brendan on August 16, 2010, 15:02 GMT

    Cameron White is a mercenary and a traitor. He's no better than all those mercenaries that play for England. He should never be picked to play for Victoria again.

  • Dummy4 on August 16, 2010, 12:53 GMT

    Banglore wouldnt have chosen gone for White if they had Pietersen and Eion Morgan available.But as they wont be able to play for RCB because of international commitments i.e. 5 match ODI series between Eng and Pak which will be at the same time as CL T20,so thats why they are opting to shell extra bucks for White&Taylor. But they would have certainly opted for Kallis as he is South African,has knowledge of local conditions and had excellent record in IPL..

  • Bindu on August 16, 2010, 7:49 GMT

    For all those readers who are questioning why White is disappointed and still not playing for his home club :- IPL contract gives the IPL team the first rights over its player should his domestic first-class team and his IPL team both qualify for the tournament. There is nothing much in the hands of the players to select which team they can play for in the CL !

  • Dummy4 on August 14, 2010, 6:09 GMT

    Why cameroon white is disappointed after all its upto him whether he wants to play for his home side Victoria Bushrangers or IPL Franchise RCB #strange #CLT20

  • Peter on August 14, 2010, 2:01 GMT

    I know the IPL insist their players play for their franchises shold they make it,. but playing for your IPL team in an IPL competition is one thing, this is a competition for the best domestic teams. Why don't the Indian teams field their best domestic teams as other countries rather than hand picked mercenaries loosely aligned to a region? The trophy is supposed to be about the best domestic teams, not whose money can buy the best side at the time of the tounament. Like someone said about T20, this is a form of entertainment that uses cricket equipment.

  • Gerard on August 13, 2010, 7:13 GMT

    An incredibly biased competition whereby money dominates against respectability and integrity. Its not far fetched to suggest a situation can arise where IPL teams will use their money and power to stockpile international talent to decimate competitors rather than improve their own sides.

    Any player should be playing for their team from their domestic competition first, and in this case White should be captaining Victoria.

  • Dummy4 on August 13, 2010, 5:55 GMT

    I just can't see how the IPL franchise gets priority over the players home team, surely it should be the other way around?! This is Victoria's captain taking money over the pride of leading his state, that is the state of cricket since the IPL came into existence. Victoria should be looking to replace their captain, it's obvious where his priorities lie...

  • Shounak on August 12, 2010, 17:58 GMT

    $$$$$$$ speaks.........!!

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