Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid have both agreed new three-year contract extensions at Yorkshire, the county has revealed today.
Both players have recently been called up by England, Bresnan making his Test debut earlier in the year and Rashid drafted intot he ICC World Twenty20 squad as a replacement for Andrew Flintoff earlier this month.
“I’m delighted to be pledging my future to Yorkshire County Cricket Club," Bresnan said. "It’s a massive Club and where I’ve spent most of my youth playing in the juniors and things, so it’s fantastic. The Club lures big players into its atmosphere. The white rose is massive for anyone who knows the history of the Club."
“I’ve loved playing cricket for Yorkshire so it wasn’t a big decision to extend my current deal by three years," Rashid added. "The county is definitely moving in the right direction and I want to be a part of the future success at the Club. There is a huge amount of talent here and we’re all pulling for each other.”
Martyn Moxon, Director of Professional Cricket added: “We have been assessing where our strengths lie as a Club ensuring the quality players that will be the spine that we build the side around in the future are signed up, happy and comfortable with their situation at Yorkshire . It is now fantastic news that Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid want to be part of our progress over the coming years.”
Bresnan and Rashid join a long list of Yorkshire players who have extended their contracts over the winter which includes Anthony McGrath, Andrew Gale, David Wainwright, Adam Lyth, Richard Pyrah, Steve Patterson, Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Ben Sanderson.
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