Monday 20 August 2007 

Abdul Razzaq Joins Worcestershire

Worcestershire CCC can announce the signing of Pakistan's 27 year old all rounder, Abdul Razzaq, as a replacement overseas player for the remainder of the 2007 season following the return of Phil Jaques and Doug Bollinger to Australia for their 'A' team tour of Pakistan.

Abdul Razzaq arrived in Worcester on Sunday and will join the squad for training today before the team travel to Canterbury for the LVCC match against Kent starting on Tuesday. He has played 46 Test Matches and 231 ODI's for his Country having made his debut in 1996 against Zimbabwe in Lahore. He has previously played county cricket for Middlesex in 2002 and 2003.

Chief Executive, Mark Newton, says, "It has been very difficult to find quality replacement overseas players because of the forthcoming Twenty20 Cup World Championships and Abdul's availability has come at just the right time. He has scored over 6,500 runs and taken nearly 350 wickets at international level and will certainly give us the quality and experience we need during the last few weeks of the season, particularly in the NatWest Pro40 competition. We have received clearance from the Pakistan Cricket Board but still need to complete the registration procedures with the ECB."

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