Nannes hands Delhi a boost
Dirk Nannes has chosen to play for the Delhi Daredevils in the Champions League, while Dwayne Smith has selected Sussex.
Last Updated: 27/08/09 5:25pm
Dirk Nannes has chosen to play for the Delhi Daredevils in the forthcoming Champions League tournament, while Dwayne Smith has selected Sussex.
Fast bowler Nannes, who has been selected for Australia's Twenty20 squad to play England despite having already represented Holland, and West Indies all-rounder Smith were among nine players who had qualified for more than two teams in the 20-over tournament.
Left-armer Nannes was nominated in the preliminary squad for both the Daredevils and the Victorian Bushrangers, but has decided to play for the Indian Premier League franchise instead of the Australian team.
Smith has opted to play for Sussex rather than his IPL team the Deccan Chargers, while the other players who were eligible for multiple teams will compete for their 'home' sides, it has been confirmed.
Governing council member Dean Kino said: "Nannes has informed the Champions League that he will play for his 'away' team, the Delhi Daredevils, rather than his 'home' team, the Victorian Bushrangers.
"As a result, Delhi is required to pay 200,000 US dollars compensation to the Bushrangers according to Champions League regulations."
He added: "The other players who were eligible for multiple teams will compete for their 'home' teams in the tournament.
"Dwayne Smith, who was considered an 'away' player for both Deccan and Sussex, will represent his English team."
The teams now have until September 7 to trim their squads to a final 15 for the tournament, which takes place in India from October 8-23.
In total, 12 teams from India, Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand and Sri Lanka will take part.