Frustrated Noffke threatens to join ICL

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Sydney, Sep 20 (UNI) Shattered after being overlooked for next month's Test series against India despite some impressive performances at domestic level, Australian seamer Ashley Noffke has threatened the national selectors to take a plunge into the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).

The 31-year-old was ignorned for Australia's 15-man squad despite playing a wonderful innings at the domestic cricket claiming 51 wickets at an average of 19 and scored 741 runs at 46.31.

''I have told 'Digger' (national selection chairman Andrew Hilditch) that I am totally disillusioned with the way these selections work. Digger said they had picked the best squad for Indian conditions but that explanation didn't leave me feeling any better,'' Noffke was qouted as saying by 'Courier Mail'.

''I was good enough to be in the West Indies squad and I haven't played cricket since then, so how can I be passed over?,'' he said, expressing disappoinment that he was unable to believe that even after such a stupendous performance, he was ignored.

''I am a firm believer in taking wickets and scoring runs to put my name forward and I've done that. This feels like the end of my dreams of playing for Australia,'' the pacer added.


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