Friday 22 January 2010 

Kabir Ali Seals Switch To Hampshire

Kabir Ali Seals Switch To Hampshire
Kabir Ali Seals Switch To Hampshire
 

One day after Worcestershire agreed to release him from his contract, fast bowler Kabir Ali has signed a three-year contract with Hampshire.

Kabir has taken 429 first-class wickets since making his Worcestershire debut in 1999 and has represented England in one Test and 14 One-Day Internationals and his arrival at The Rose Bowl could complete a formidable bowling attack should he line up with fellow 2010 signings Simon Jones and Ajantha Mendis.

"Hampshire is a fantastic club with great ambition on and off the field and I am really excited about joining them. I have been working very hard on my fitness this winter and feel confident that I can play a major role for the Team this summer," Kabir said in a statement.

Hampshire first-team manager Giles White added:

"I am thrilled that Kabir has confirmed that he will be joining Hampshire.  His domestic record is superb and he will be a huge asset to the side.  We hope that he will bring further success to the Club and in doing so reignite his international career."

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will also be joining Hampshire for the Friends Provident Twenty20 Cup in 2010.

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