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Michael Hussey opts out of England tour

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Sydney: Veteran Australian batsman Michael Hussey would not be a part of the Australian ODI squad that would be touring England and Ireland owing to personal reasons.

Due to the premature birth of his fourth child, Hussey has sought permission of the Australian cricket board to stay with his family.

"Due to our baby being born three months early, it is important for the family for me to be here at this time," he said in a CA statement.

"It is always difficult to miss any tour for Australia and I thank CA for their understanding of our family`s situation."

Peter Forrest has been called in as his replacement.

The Australians will be in Ireland, where they play one ODI on June 23, before leaving for England where they will take part in five one-day matches, starting from June 29.

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