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Usain Bolt likely to play in Big Bash League

August 13, 2012 - Melbourne

If everything goes as planned, Usain Bolt will soon appear on a cricket field. The Jamaican sprinter is in talks to play in the Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League. Australian former spinner Shane Warne is leading the campaign for bringing Bolt to Melbourne. Bolt has played cricket at junior level before becoming a professional athlete. He has revealed his admiration for Cricket since a long time.

"He contacted me and asked me about if I am serious and if I really want to do it then he can put in a few words that should get it done. So we will see if I get the time off. I will try," said Bolt referring to the conversation he had with Shane Warne.

The possibility of Bolt playing in the Big Bash League first came out in June when he was interviewed on Australian TV. Usain Bolt has won three gold medals recently in the 2012 London Olympics at London. He successfully defended the 100m and 200m titles in London taking his Olympic gold medal tally to six. The Big Bash League will played from December 7 to January 9.

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