A Notts Outlaws batsman has benefitted from the fallout in the Australian ball-tampering scandal.
Alex Hales, 28, who recently signed a two-year deal to play only white ball cricket for the Outlaws, has joined Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad as a replacement for David Warner.
The Australian batsmanwas set to captain the franchise, but resigned and was then banned by the BCCI for his part in the ball-tampering scandal that emerged in South Africa.
His absence created a place in Sunrisers’ roster and they chose Hales.
It means Hales will miss two Royal London One-Day Cup matches if the Sunrisers don’t reach the knock-out stages of the tournament — against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford and against Northamptonshire at Welbeck.
The tournament gets under way on Saturday, while the Sunrisers’ first match will be against Rajasthan Royals on Monday.
Hales said: “I’m excited to be given this opportunity by the Sunrisers to play in arguably the biggest domestic tournament in the world.
“I thank Notts for their support. While it’s disappointing to miss matches for Outlaws, when I return to England I will be match hardened and ready to give my all.”