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Trescothick finds IPL appealing
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:ME Trescothick
Event:Champions League 2009/10

DateLine: 10th October 2009

 

Former English opener Marcus Trescothick said if has a successful stint in the CL T20 in India, he may consider playing in the IPL.

 

The left-hander will play his first competitive match on foreign soil since February 2006 when he opens the Somerset innings against Deccan Chargers on Saturday.

 

"I've spoken to different people, but there have never been firm [IPL] offers," he told the Daily Telegraph.

 

"I've always said to them that I can't guarantee I could do it. Leading up to this, a few people made inquiries and I said, 'let's view this as a dry run. If I can do this, then I'll think about it a bit more afterwards'."

 

"In my own mind it is just an achievement to get here but I've still got to continue to work and do the good things I'm doing to maintain me being here," he said.

 

"As long as I continue on that path I don't see it being a problem. Somerset have been great about me travelling separately. Being able to bring my wife with me is the biggest part of this process. It gives me the opportunity to get into this position."

 

The powerful batsman was recently been mentioned in connection with an England return as a solution to their batting problems ahead of the fifth Ashes Test this summer, but he does not appear ready to countenance a return to that stage.

 

"I didn't want to take the travelling on again and I feel the same way now," he told The Times.

 

"I don't have aspirations. This is not a stepping stone back into international cricket. You can't pick and choose.

 

"(If selected) I would say to them 'I don't believe you're making the right decision.' What about the guy who plays in my place in Bangladesh or Pakistan then doesn't get the chance to be the best player he can in England? I don't think it ever should work like that."


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