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Hayden to decide future during family getaway

His cricket career is down in the dumps but Australian opener Matthew Hayden says he has "nothing to fear" and will decide his future during a family holiday to Stradbroke Island this week. "

cricket Updated: Jan 11, 2009 20:11 IST

His cricket career is down in the dumps but Australian opener Matthew Hayden says he has "nothing to fear" and will decide his future during a family holiday to Stradbroke Island this week. "There won't be any hitting of cricket balls. I'll be staying fit and healthy, but this will give me time to think about what it is I want to do," Hayden, who will holiday with his wife Kellie and their three children, was quoted as saying by 'The Sunday Telegraph'.

Hayden was omitted from Australia's one-day and Twenty20 sides, and there is widespread speculation on his future. But the big-hitting opener said he wasn't thinking too much about the speculation and was looking forward to spending some time with family.

"The next week or so will be crucial. I'm getting away, we'll definitely be heading to 'Straddy' (his getaway at Stradbroke Island) and getting some quality family time. "I'll be kayaking with the kids, surfing, I'll be doing some fishing and diving. I'll be exploring the reef with Grace (his six-year-old daughter) and going 22km out to sea for a spot of fishing," he said.

Hayden also dismissed speculation that the selectors have given him an ultimatum.