DateLine: 6th September 2009
Auckland cricket have shown interest in signing controversial Aussie Andrew Symonds to play in this year's domestic T20 competition.
Symonds, a two-time World Cup winner who lost his Australian central contract after a series of off-field controversies, would not be available for the entire month-long New Zealand competition which kicks off in January because he is due to turn out for Queensland in their Twenty20 Big Bash.
But because the Australian competition is only over five rounds he could feature for Auckland towards the end of January.
"We are looking at some options about whether we could get a cameo from Andrew Symonds," Auckland chief executive Andrew Eade said.
Eade also revealed they were in talks with a current international to play the entire season as well, but would not name him.
"One of the options we are looking at is, if even we brought someone out for the whole season we would explain to them that, for one game maybe, we would play someone like Andrew," He told the Herald on Sunday.
"I have no doubt if we had Andrew Symonds playing for us in one game we would get 1000 more people coming along."