Injury not a result of champions league: Lee

Brett LeeBrett Lee has hit the headlines without doing much of note in the ongoing series with hosts India. After complaining of elbow pain in the first game, he skipped the second and is not sure of playing the third one in New Delhi.

Talking at a programme to promote an Australian university on Thursday, the fast bowler said he'd take a call on Friday.

“I think I'll know a lot more tomorrow at training. I'm not going to make a call today to say whether I'll be available for the weekend or not. I'm hoping to be, but I'll know a lot more at training,” he said.

He blamed the crammed schedule for his injury.

“With the series being a seven-match one and with the back-to-back series I've played, especially in England, South Africa, over to India and here again, we haven't really had much rest over the past couple of months.

“We've been on the road now for six-and-a-half months,” he said, talking about the hectic schedule of play.

However, Lee didn't agree with the assumption that the Champions League T20 played a part in it.

“I don't think it's got anything to do with the Champions League.

“I want to play as much cricket as I possibly can…To me it's about playing a lot of cricket.

“When you're trying to bowl 155kmph and you've got back-to-back series, times will come where there'll be a niggle here and there. It's not a long-term thing, a mild thing, and I was pretty much due to have a rest in one or two games of this series anyway,” he said.