Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo
Veteran West Indies pace bowler Fidel Edwards has joined Hampshire on a Kolpak deal for the second half of the county season.
Edwards, who will not be classed as an overseas player due to his Kolpak deal, will be available to represent Hampshire in all three formats.
Edwards, who hasn’t played for the West Indies since November 2012, will arrive at the Ageas Bowl prior to Hampshire’s Royal London One-Day Cup match against Sussex on July 27.
“I’m delighted to have signed for such an ambitious club as Hampshire,” Edwards said. “I’m very much looking forward to my first taste of county cricket. It’s also an honour to follow other Bajans like Malcolm Marshall and Gordon Greenidge to Hampshire.”
Hampshire’s director of cricket Giles White added: “Fidel is a good option for us. He arrives ahead of the Royal London One Day Cup and should give our attack variety which we feel is key in the 50-over format. His stay will also extend to Championship cricket and he will be available until the end of the season.”