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Maxi set to extend stay with Victoria

After seeking a move to Sydney last summer, NSW say Glenn Maxwell is now staying put

Last September Glenn Maxwell caused a stir when he sensationally attempted to swap states on the eve of the domestic summer, but that won't be the case next season after Cricket New South Wales chief executive Andrew Jones confirmed the allrounder would not be heading north of the Murray River in 2017-18.

Maxwell has had a rollercoaster 18 months, from being dropped from Australia's ODI outfit last winter to being fined for making "disrespectful" comments about his Victoria and national teammate Matthew Wade to being selected on the Qantas Tour of India and scoring his maiden Test ton in the subcontinent.

But now the 28-year-old is in a good space, currently in India where's taken on the responsibility of captaining IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab before flying to the UK to link up with Australia's Champions Trophy squad for next month's tournament.

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While negotiations between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association over future contracts continue, state associations are unable to sign players for the upcoming summer until the deal is done, but Jones confirmed Maxwell would not be on the Blues' books next season.

"We were pleased to learn that he was thinking of coming to New South Wales last year," Jones told reporters in Sydney.

"We asked the question, he's not going to come, OK."

Cricket Victoria CEO Tony Dodemaide addressed Maxwell's playing future with the Bushrangers last month, saying as far as he was aware the dashing right-hander was happy to continue in Victoria.

With Wade, who last season captained Victoria as the state won the Sheffield Shield title, reportedly set to return to his native state of Tasmania and play for the Tigers next summer, Maxwell could be in line for a leadership role with the Bushrangers.

Whichever way it plays out, Maxwell can be assured he has a huge fan in Jones, who believes the allrounder's talents are effectively wasted in domestic cricket.

"I think he's a genius," Jones said. "I think he's a superb player.

"I thought he should've been picked for the first Test in India and I'm glad he was picked for the last couple because I think the results spoke for themselves.

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"Wherever he plays at state level he shouldn't be playing state cricket, he should be playing for Australia, in my opinion.

"It's really about who he's going to play two (Shield) games for rather than 10 games.

"And if he'd played for NSW our job would've been to get him out of the NSW team as fast as possible and into the Australian team.

"He's batting six for Australia now and I think that's a good sport for him. Good luck to him."

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