Lancashire sign Arafat for T20

May 2, 2012
Yasir Arafat
by Richard Avis

Former Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat has joined Lancashire for this summer’s Twenty20 competition.

Arafat will head to Old Trafford in mid-June when the competition gets underway. The 30 year-old is an experienced county cricketer having had spells with Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

Lancashire have never won the domestic Twenty20 cup. Their best effort was in 2005 when they lost in the final to Graeme Smith’s Somerset at The Oval, having beaten Surrey in the semi-final.

Speaking of the arrival of Arafat, Mike Watkinson director of cricket at Lancashire said: “The addition of Yasir to our squad emphasises our determination to progress in the Friends Life t20 tournament and we are delighted to have him on board.”

This week see’s Lancashire take on Nottinghamshire in a County Championship match starting on Thursday at Old Trafford. The game see’s the return of Jimmy Anderson for Lancashire, with Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann featuring for Nottinghamshire.

The Scoop 02/05/12


One Comment to “Lancashire sign Arafat for T20”

  1. Len
    May 2nd, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    He plays an important role in the T20 competition. This is a perfect signing for Lancashire. It may boost their hopes for winning the competition.

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