Mitchell McClenaghan puts IPL snub on the back burner as new business venture fills time

Less than 12-months since a career changing decision that ended his international ambitions; former Blackcap Mitchell McClenaghan is learning the harsh realities of being a T20 specialist.

McClenaghan turned down a contract with New Zealand Cricket to earn a living as a freelance T20 specialist.

After being overlooked in the recent IPL auction the 31-year-old is waiting for his next chance to play.

But a new business venture has ensured McClenaghan has plenty on his mind as he waits by the phone.

The Hasting's native is following in the footsteps of his Sydney Thunder teammate Shane Watson, who co-owns multiple F45 gyms in Australia with Brett Lee.

McClenaghan and his sister have opened their first gym in Tamaki, Auckland - a move that has life after cricket in mind.

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