27 May 2009

Otago Cricket play down McCullum transfer

7:29 am on 27 May 2009

Otago Cricket is playing down suggestions Brendon McCullum could transfer to New South Wales for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India .

New South Wales is reported to be prepared to pay a transfer fee of about $400,000 for McCullum, as a replacement for David Warner.

The opener will play for the Delhi Daredevils, who have first rights on him.

McCullum is eligible after playing for the New South Wales in last year's Australian domestic final.

But Otago's chief executive Ross Dykes says McCullum's a bit more important than money and he expects the New Zealand vice-captain will turn out for his home province in October.

Otago have first rights on McCullum after his Indian Premier League side Kolkata failed to qualify.