Worcestershire re-sign Ajmal

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“I’m looking forward to returning to New Road for what I hope will be an extended stay”

Pending that all the paperwork is signed and approved, Worcestershire may have significantly boosted their chances of winning next year’s county season after re-signing Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal.

Ajmal last represented Worcestershire in 2011, where he took 16 wickets in eight Twenty20 matches and 17  wickets in three County Championship appearances.

Ajmal has been allowed to sign with the English county after it was revealed that Pakistan have an extended break from international cricket after the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in March.

Their next series after the World Twenty20 is all the way in October when they are scheduled to host Australia.

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes was ecstatic to have secured the services of Ajmal once again, and said: “Saeed fitted in to the dressing room fantastically well in 2011 and his experience at the highest level can only be a massive boost to our young squad.

“To sign a world class player of Saeed’s quality shows the stature the Club has in the world of cricket and demonstrates the county’s determination to challenge for honours in 2014.”

Ajmal stated that he was “looking forward to returning to New Road”.

“I’m looking forward to returning to New Road for what I hope will be an extended stay,” he said. “My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our short time in Worcester during 2011 and I hope to be able to contribute to a successful 2014 campaign.”

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