Sydney: Australian speedster Stuart Clark quit full-time cricket to concentrate on his new role as the general manager of the Sydney Sixers Big Bash League franchise.

Clark will, however, continue playing cricket for Sydney University.

"I am going to continue playing club cricket as I still love playing the game, but more importantly I believe I can still help develop Australia`s future talent," Clark was quoted in a newspaper.

Insisting that his priority would be the administrative job, the 35-year-old however clarified that he would make himself available for selection for New South Wales` Champions League Twenty20 and domestic campaigns next season.

"Playing cricket has given me many opportunities in life and I feel by continuing to play club cricket I am giving something back to the game.”

"The Sydney Sixers is now my professional focus. I will still be available to play in this year`s Champions League in India which NSW has qualified for, as well as helping out the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues if need be, and given that it does not impact upon my Big Bash League commitments," Clark, who has taken 94 wickets in 24 Tests at 23.86, said.

(Agencies)