Champions League Twenty20 2010 August 11, 2010

Victoria hope to be alright without White

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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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  • sonjjay 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.

  • maddy20 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!

  • Walshy55 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.

  • 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..

  • BinduKumar 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 !

  • 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

  • Chris_P 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.

  • GerardB 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.

  • 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...

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

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

  • sonjjay 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.

  • maddy20 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!

  • Walshy55 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.

  • 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..

  • BinduKumar 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 !

  • 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

  • Chris_P 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.

  • GerardB 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.

  • 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...

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

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

  • on August 12, 2010, 15:36 GMT

    Players know in advance that should they play in the IPL and both their teams make it to the Champions League, they are to play for the IPL franchise. The only way they play for their home team is if their IPL team lets them.

  • Itchy on August 12, 2010, 12:48 GMT

    @Avdi: The IPL have given Indian talent a chance and in most cases they have not shown as much talent as hoped. If it were not for international players like White, the standard of the IPL would be a disgrace. I will agree that White has accepted a large sum of money to play IPL and so should not complain too much when favours are called in. However, it is hard to say where this comment came from - I suspect White was asked a question by a journo and has answered it truthfully rather than just made some form of random statement.

  • jonesy2 on August 12, 2010, 5:15 GMT

    i dont understand why the ipl get to decide it should be the players choice, then we woud see all the stars playing for their home teams. still the vics have a star-studded team without white, bravo and taylor. possibly the best team on paper.

  • crackers134 on August 11, 2010, 14:38 GMT

    This is an ordinary competition when most teams can't field their best players against loaded Indian teams, but the Vics will still do well with our talented team. Go Bushrangers! Hope White does well though, he should be in the test team ahead of North.

  • Sanks555 on August 11, 2010, 13:56 GMT

    If a player represents two teams and one of the teams is willing to pay money to the home team, the player should have the right to decide his team. As the home team has nurtured the player, they have the right to demand compensation for letting him go but do not have the duty to let him go or the right to force the player to go.

  • Avdi on August 11, 2010, 13:32 GMT

    IPL teams shouldn't waste their money on foreign players like these, if they are sad to play for Bangalore then it will affect their performance, instead please give some Indian Talent a chance.

  • on August 11, 2010, 12:49 GMT

    Was Cameron White forced to join RCB or was it his own choice?

  • givemefood on August 11, 2010, 12:39 GMT

    Well more money for you Whitey. Come on put a smile on that face of yours. Banglore RC will be lucky if Kumble decides to play you and Eoin. But he won't.

  • on August 11, 2010, 12:22 GMT

    as a person born and bought up i find bit strange that this great millionaire needs to spend so much money ( i knw its his own money none of my business) to win trophies rather than put that money on grassroots to get more players from bangalore then again i have never liked IPL in the first place so..

  • on August 11, 2010, 12:03 GMT

    ahhh, that's unfair!!! I was supporting Victoria(my all-tym fav team in Domestic) and still will support them though the team looks in-complete without our champion-White... We will miss him though i still hope we win this ClT20... Go Victoria Bushrangers, show the world why you have been the Australian T20 champions 3 out of 4 tyms...

  • capnles on August 11, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    Agree Shadlee - what a strong line-up; such a well balanced team. I would be very surprised if they didn't make it deep into the tournament.

    With a view to the upcoming Ashes, here's hoping Siddle can get some fitness and form up over this tournament and the coming months.... If Mitchell Johnson is misfiring, we need the determination and heart of Siddle to give the Poms some problems.

  • johntycodes on August 11, 2010, 10:16 GMT

    I've got a feeling the same thing will happen that happened last champions league to a couple of other blokes. White will not be picked for a couple of games because he either isn't in the best bangalore team or what not and instead of playing every game for victoris which he would have he will only end up playing one or two games for the tournament.

  • Ajayvs on August 11, 2010, 10:16 GMT

    I just need to make couple of comments here. As far i know it is upto the player to chose the side they want to play in the champions league. The above article projects as thought camerron white had no other choice but to play for Bangalore team. Responding to my facebook friend, talking of game of intelligence an indian Vishwantahan Anand is already at the top of the tree in chess :-). People should stop blaming BCCI and IPL for everything happening in cricket world, probaly its time to do some self introspection also.

  • usman_nile1994 on August 11, 2010, 10:01 GMT

    Australian's teams would win surely

  • KiranRCs on August 11, 2010, 9:59 GMT

    @ Shadlee Rahman - Dude " show those Indian overpaid teams that quality always trumps quantity " if this was the case India wouldn't have won T20 world cup. It all depends on that day's luck dude and yah Indian franchise has got money so they are spending it you guys would have spent money then they would have stayed back with you it shows that these guys NEED MONEY and are opting to play for India. so next time think twice before commmenting something...

  • on August 11, 2010, 9:24 GMT

    that's quite frustrating...! You can't deprive the players playing for their home domestic sides. The franchises of IPL really demoralizing the values these days. You need to have quality players, money can't buy all for you. Want instance,screen your eyes towards the past CLT20. You'l hardly find any IPL team shining.

  • arunnhk on August 11, 2010, 8:59 GMT

    See its not that only Australians has skill and intelligence. We know that they are a good team but its very bad to show finger on other teams. You people will not win all the matches you play nor we lose in every match. Its not good to under estimate or write bad on others. This is the greatest difference between you and us. You Sledge and we play with commitment. We have better thinking capacity. We do not sledge a batsman who hits a six against the bowler. Enjoy the Game of cricket with Sportsmanship and Spirit.

  • Foxswoop on August 11, 2010, 8:54 GMT

    Still not a bad team but I wonder where 'The Bears" heart will be????

  • popcorn on August 11, 2010, 8:38 GMT

    The age of Cricket Slaves has started. cricketrs will be bought by mercenaries like Vijay Mallya. The pride of playing for Victoria - ALSO in the T20 champions League has been MADE meaningless by people like Mallya who is known to vulgarly flaunt his money.Move over,Uncle Tom!I thought Slavery had been abolished by Abraham Lincoln.

  • soorajiyer on August 11, 2010, 8:27 GMT

    I love the vics team.. Ofcourse after Chennai SK.. I know the CSK stand no chance in front of the Vics team though. Its heart over mind :) Haydos, Raina and Dhoni - only hope for CSK. Bowling very weak.

    Mathew Wade, Hodge (i cant believe Marcus North got a chance ahead of him), Finch, RQ, Nannes - phew this team is mind boggling. Mates, isnt it better than the OZ team which played against pakistan recently? Except ponting may be!

  • zimbos_05 on August 11, 2010, 8:24 GMT

    this is nonsense. these players should represent their original side and not their ipl side.

    The IPL dont run cricket and the longer this continues, i think some players might opt not play IPL. I dont think the IPL has a long future.

  • on August 11, 2010, 7:47 GMT

    Well Well Well! Our players are doin favour on Indians by playing in their teams so no issue White has to accept that and I know he can do well in that team also, in my opinion White must have played for his home team only because when he was their in IPL with Bangalore that time they didn't give any chance to White, but now they want him. So Good Luck to White and to Hussey too for his captaincy.

  • ppsingh on August 11, 2010, 7:19 GMT

    that is very inappropriate from Mr.white as he should exhibit behavior suited to a professional sportsperson. He is being paid by banglore and should be proud to represent them or else he should drop out from the contract and play for Victorians where his heart lies.

  • ppsingh on August 11, 2010, 7:19 GMT

    that is very inappropriate from Mr.white as he should exhibit behavior suited to a professional sportsperson. He is being paid by banglore and should be proud to represent them or else he should drop out from the contract and play for Victorians where his heart lies.

  • on August 11, 2010, 6:36 GMT

    That Vic side without White, Taylor, Bravo is very light on the batting. Doubt they'll win the tournament.

  • cricketaddict000 on August 11, 2010, 6:30 GMT

    Disappointing for Cam. He's a legend. Still, we've got Hussey, Hodge, Macca, Wade. Our line-up is competitive. Sids, Harwood, Mckay,Pattinson and Nannes. Our spinners are also good with McGain, Hodge and Hussey.

  • on August 11, 2010, 6:02 GMT

    Australias top domestic Twenty20 sides. South africas top domestic Twenty20 sides. New Zealands top domestic Twenty20 sides. ect... indias top domestic Twenty20 sides (along with a bunch of other countrys best T20 players). good luck to them.

  • 11Noobs on August 11, 2010, 5:42 GMT

    Champions League is one of the greatest ideas in the cricket world, but there is one problem with it. Don't include IPL teams! Include the Indian state teams. Then we won't see this meaningless 200k thrown around and also players can play with their 1st team.... Then I would say CL is the greatest thing that has happened since the invention of ODI cricket. More teams would also be great to make it a truely global competition.

  • AndrewFromOz on August 11, 2010, 4:55 GMT

    This proud Victorian is very disappointed to lose our Captain. We can still win the tournament with this squad.

  • on August 11, 2010, 3:06 GMT

    bangalore spending money to get their overseases player ! let us see what they gonna do in clt20

  • on August 11, 2010, 2:16 GMT

    tbh, even without Cameron White, this is a bloody strong lineup that the Victorians have got. I mean, with Dirk Nannes coming back, I dont see a reason why they cant go all the way. The team is packed with a slew of guys with international experience- Harwood, Siddle, Mckay, A Mac and Bryce Mcgain have all played for Australia, as has Brad Hodge, one of the greatest bastman ever not to have played more than 10 Tests for his country. Come on Vic, show those Indian overpaid teams that quality always trumps quantity when it comes to a game of skill and intelligence...

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  • on August 11, 2010, 2:16 GMT

    tbh, even without Cameron White, this is a bloody strong lineup that the Victorians have got. I mean, with Dirk Nannes coming back, I dont see a reason why they cant go all the way. The team is packed with a slew of guys with international experience- Harwood, Siddle, Mckay, A Mac and Bryce Mcgain have all played for Australia, as has Brad Hodge, one of the greatest bastman ever not to have played more than 10 Tests for his country. Come on Vic, show those Indian overpaid teams that quality always trumps quantity when it comes to a game of skill and intelligence...

  • on August 11, 2010, 3:06 GMT

    bangalore spending money to get their overseases player ! let us see what they gonna do in clt20

  • AndrewFromOz on August 11, 2010, 4:55 GMT

    This proud Victorian is very disappointed to lose our Captain. We can still win the tournament with this squad.

  • 11Noobs on August 11, 2010, 5:42 GMT

    Champions League is one of the greatest ideas in the cricket world, but there is one problem with it. Don't include IPL teams! Include the Indian state teams. Then we won't see this meaningless 200k thrown around and also players can play with their 1st team.... Then I would say CL is the greatest thing that has happened since the invention of ODI cricket. More teams would also be great to make it a truely global competition.

  • on August 11, 2010, 6:02 GMT

    Australias top domestic Twenty20 sides. South africas top domestic Twenty20 sides. New Zealands top domestic Twenty20 sides. ect... indias top domestic Twenty20 sides (along with a bunch of other countrys best T20 players). good luck to them.

  • cricketaddict000 on August 11, 2010, 6:30 GMT

    Disappointing for Cam. He's a legend. Still, we've got Hussey, Hodge, Macca, Wade. Our line-up is competitive. Sids, Harwood, Mckay,Pattinson and Nannes. Our spinners are also good with McGain, Hodge and Hussey.

  • on August 11, 2010, 6:36 GMT

    That Vic side without White, Taylor, Bravo is very light on the batting. Doubt they'll win the tournament.

  • ppsingh on August 11, 2010, 7:19 GMT

    that is very inappropriate from Mr.white as he should exhibit behavior suited to a professional sportsperson. He is being paid by banglore and should be proud to represent them or else he should drop out from the contract and play for Victorians where his heart lies.

  • ppsingh on August 11, 2010, 7:19 GMT

    that is very inappropriate from Mr.white as he should exhibit behavior suited to a professional sportsperson. He is being paid by banglore and should be proud to represent them or else he should drop out from the contract and play for Victorians where his heart lies.

  • on August 11, 2010, 7:47 GMT

    Well Well Well! Our players are doin favour on Indians by playing in their teams so no issue White has to accept that and I know he can do well in that team also, in my opinion White must have played for his home team only because when he was their in IPL with Bangalore that time they didn't give any chance to White, but now they want him. So Good Luck to White and to Hussey too for his captaincy.