Sixers looking to snag Blake for Big Bash
Jamaican Yohan Blake could join fellow Olympic sprint sensation Usain Bolt in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League, in a showdown between the world’s two fastest men on the cricket field.
The Sydney Sixers franchise are hoping to lure him for the December tournament, after Bolt made it clear he wanted to turn out for the Melbourne Stars.
Sixers chief executive Stuart Clark said he was keen on setting up a clash between the close friends.”For one he is a great athlete, and yes he would be a marketer’s dream, but from all reports he can actually play cricket and that’s better than anything else,” Clark said.
“If he can do what he says he can do, and I have no reason to disbelieve him, Yohan would be a marquee player for me to sign. I would definitely be considering it.
“Earlier this week, Shane Warne revealed he was leading a campaign to bring Bolt to Melbourne, with negotiations under way with the Melbourne Stars, the Australian former Test leg-spinner’s club.
Blake has claimed that he is capable of bowling at 90 mph.