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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