Michael Clarke could be offered a pay cheque of as big as USD two million to lead Pune Warriors India in the soon-to-start Indian Premier League even as according to Cricket Australia the skipper cannot return to action for at least seven weeks.
Clarke could get only his base price of USD 400,000 by Pune Warriors at the auction in February which means that he is being offered five times more to play in the T20 league.
Clarke had missed the fourth Test in New Delhi and rushed back to country to get scans on his sore back.
A report in the Australian said that Clarke was being pressured to captain the Pune Warriors – a move that would see his pay skyrocket.
“A senior IPL source told The Australian he could be offered as much as USD 2 million to take the job,” the newspaper reported.