Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who scored an unbeaten triple century against India in the second cricket Test at SCG, is poised to pocket more than US$1million from a new bat sponsor.

According to a report in the ‘Sydney Morning Herald', Clarke is poised to sign a three-year contract with bat manufacturer Spartan Sports in what is likely to be the first of a series of deals.

Clarke ended his 18-year association with Slazenger days before he led Australia to a thumping victory at the SCG, the report said. Spartan also has a licensing agreement with Cricket Australia and factories in India.

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