HONG KONG: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke will headline Hong Kong’s Twenty20 Blitz this month as he pursues a comeback in cricket’s shortest form.
Clarke, one of the top batsmen of his generation, will star at the four-team tournament from May 28-29 in a rare appearance since his retirement last year.
“While I have never been to Hong Kong before, I have heard so much about what a great place it is for sport,” he said in a statement from organisers on Wednesday. “I can’t wait to meet my team-mates and experience the city, while also hopefully contributing to the game of cricket in Hong Kong which I know has been coming on leaps and bounds in recent years.”
Injury-plagued Clarke, 35, retired last August after playing 115 Tests for Australia, 47 as captain, and 245 One-day Internationals, but only 34 T20 Internationals. Clarke returned to action in a Sydney club game in February, and he has also held talks with the Sydney Sixers about playing in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League.