Varun Aaron signs with Durham

"I've always wanted to play county cricket in the UK"

“I’ve always wanted to play county cricket in the UK”

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India pace bowler Varun Aaron has signed with Durham for the remainder of the County season.

Aaron will replace Australia pace bowler John Hastings, who has been called up by the Chennai Super Kings for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) in India.

Aaron is scheduled to travel to England next week and is highly likely to be available for Durham’s last two County Championship matches against Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.

“It’s an honour for me to play for Durham,” Aaron said. “I’ve always wanted to play county cricket in the UK and am looking to play next season. However, I am happy that the opportunity has come sooner and I look forward to joining the rest of the team.”

Durham head coach Jon Lewis added: “He’s obviously got some good pace and he’s young and keen. He didn’t start the series [against England] and came into it halfway through and made an impact because he brought genuine pace to their attack, which they didn’t really have early on. I’m sure Stuart Broad remembers him!

“It bolsters our seam attack as we are a bit thin on the ground at the moment. The plan is that he’ll join us at Lord’s and spend a bit of time with us and that’ll give him a few days to get ready for the first game.”

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