Daniel Vettori eyes rich Aussie Twenty20 League

AARON LAWTON
Last updated 05:00 08/07/2012
Daniel Vettori
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HEAT BACK ON: Veteran Black Cap Daniel Vettori is returning to action for the Brisbane Heat in the Australian Twenty20 Big Bash.

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Former Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori is expected to sign a lucrative three-year deal with Australian Twenty20 franchise Brisbane Heat in the coming days.

The champion spinner had a one-year contract with the Queensland team during last year's inaugural Big Bash League. This year, teams will have a salary cap of $A1 million and can sign up to two players from overseas.

The signing window opens tomorrow and it's expected an announcement on the Heat's acquisition of Vettori will follow shortly after. A Heat spokesman yesterday confirmed the franchise had been in discussions with the veteran New Zealander. "We have been in discussions with Daniel about his future with the Heat and are obviously looking forward to finalising that very shortly," he said. Vettori, who continues to play test cricket, hasn't played a T20 match for New Zealand since 2010 but recently announced he would be coming out of retirement in time for the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka later this year.

The Big Bash League begins in early December and the Heat will work around Vettori's commitments with the Black Caps and Northern Districts.

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