CRICKET : Worcestershire have signed Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan for next season.
Worcestershire have signed Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan for next season.
Currently top of the ICC one-day all-rounders ranking list, Shakib will become the county’s overseas player after completing Bangladesh’s tour to England in mid July, subject to visa arrangements.
“I have been following his progress for some time and it is clear to me that he is a very good player,” said director of cricket Steve Rhodes
“His current ICC rankings prove this and I know he is hungry for success. His all-round skills will be a great boost to our young team for the business end of the season.”
Shakib, 22, said: “I am delighted to be joining Worcestershire in 2010.
“I followed county cricket as a young player growing up and the opportunity to fulfil one of my ambitions by playing as an overseas player in England is one that excites me greatly.
“I consider it a huge honour to be the first Bangladeshi overseas player in county cricket and can’t wait to give my all for the club on the field.
“For the devoted fans of Worcestershire I hope to bring joy and success and I eagerly look forward to my time at the county.”