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Vincent committed to New Zealand

Lou Vincent has not ruled playing for South Australia at some stage in his career but said he was committed to New Zealand and Auckland in the immediate future. The Advertiser reported this week that Vincent was considering a move to Adelaide, where he spent most of his teenage years, to play with the Redbacks next season.

Vincent said he had had talks with the state but he was not looking to relocate at the moment. "I have been discussing playing options with South Australia," Vincent said. "I grew up there and have strong links to a number of people in SA and they have always been interested in my cricket career.

"At some point I would be interested in playing for SA but my current priority is the Blackcaps. I love representing my country and still have a lot to achieve in international cricket."

Vincent, 28, played for representative age-group teams during his time at Adelaide before returning to Auckland and starting his first-class career there. He has played 22 Tests and 97 ODIs and was among New Zealand's best performers in the recent CB Series. Signing Vincent would have been a boost for South Australia, who had a dismal 2006-07 during which they won only one Pura Cup match.