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Michael Clarke not to play in any domestic competition this season

Michael Clarke, the former Australian captain, will not play for the New South Wales Blues in the forthcoming season of the domestic One-Day Cup, the state association confirmed on Tuesday. 

The 35-year-old Clarke, who retired from international cricket following Australia's Ashes series defeat to England in 2015, had hinted at the possibility of a return to top-flight domestic cricket.

Talks of a possible return to the Australian domestic cricket surfaced after Clarke made his Twenty20 comeback last month with the Kowloon Cantons in the two-day Hong Kong T20 tournament, where he made 6 and 15 not out in his two innings. 

However, Cricket NSW confirmed that the prolific right-hander, will not turn out for the state team in any format in the 2016-17 season. 

It is understood that the stylish right-hander would not be able to participate in the team's pre-season training activities due to his business commitments.

A Cricket NSW spokesman said -



Michael has decided against returning to elite cricket with the NSW Blues.



Clarke however, harbours hopes of playing in the upcoming season of the city-based Big Bash League, a tournament he hasn't previously played in despite having been contracted with the Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars in the past.

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