AAP Australian Sports – SYDNEY, Aug 10 AAP – Steve Smith and David Warner are likely to be targeted by a new Twenty20 start-up in the United Arab Emirates, which has the potential to cause Cricket Australia consternation given it’ll clash with the Big Bash League.

Summary

  • SYDNEY, Aug 10 AAP – Steve Smith and David Warner are likely to be targeted by a new Twenty20 start-up in the United Arab Emirates, which has the potential to cause Cricket Australia consternation given it’ll clash with the Big Bash League.
  • Smith and Warner will play grade cricket in Sydney but that competition’s mid-season break is December 23 to January 11.
  • Cricket Australia is yet to broach the dilemma that would be Smith and/or Warner wanting to join UAE T20x.
  • BBL boss Kim McConnie isn’t worried about the prospect of Smith and Warner stealing eyeballs if they play in the new league.
  • The UAE league, expected to have a much bigger salary cap than the BBL’s $1.6 million per team, claims cricket boards from England, West Indies, South Africa and New Zealand have given consent for players to take part.

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