FLINTOFF RULES OUT AUSSIE LEAGUE

Andrew Flintoff is not prepared to discuss the possibility of playing domestic Twenty20 cricket in Australia until he is fully fit.

There have been reports that state sides Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria are lining up bids to sign him.

But his spokesman Myles Hodgson told BBC Sport: “Nothing is on the horizon. We are not talking to anyone until he starts playing for Lancashire again.”

A return to county duty in late July or early August remains Flintoff’s target.

The 32-year-old all-rounder is currently training six hours a day from his new home in Dubai, combining regular gym work with swimming and kayaking.

He is a long way from fully testing the knee that has endured two operations since last summer’s Ashes, though he did have a brief batting session in the Old Trafford nets after flying to Manchester in April for the county’s pre-season media day.