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Bolt considers Australian cricket offer — report

Monday, August 13, 2012    

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Olympic sprint star Usain Bolt has told Australian media he is considering an offer from former Test leg-spinner Shane Warne to play Twenty20 cricket in Australia's Big Bash League next season.

The Melbourne Stars franchise, for which Warne is the marquee player, confirmed they have opened negotiations with Bolt through his management company.

Bolt, who defended his 100 and 200 metres titles in London to take his Olympics gold medal tally to six, played junior cricket in Jamaica and has expressed a love for

the sport.

He told Australia's Channel Nine that "if I get the chance I will definitely try because I know it's going to be a lot of fun. I don't know how good I am. I will probably have to get a lot of practice in."

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