Friday 15 June 2007 

Kaneria Agrees New Essex Deal

Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has signed a new one-year contract with Essex for the 2008 season.

26-year-old Kaneria is currently in his third season with Essex having also played for the County during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. The Pakistan international has enjoyed an outstanding start to the 2007 campaign having taken 44 wickets @ 24.09 in the LV County Championship and 18 wickets @ 13.77 in the Friends Provident Trophy.

Kaneria told the Essex CCC website (www.essexcricket.org.uk) of his pleasure in further committing to the County:

“I’m delighted because I love to be with the Essex team. I am an Essex man now and enjoy being over here. By the grace of God all of the negotiations with (Chief Executive) David East have gone well and I’ve been signed again for the coming year with Essex.

“I’m learning day by day and getting better all the time. In the years to come I hope to give better performances than I am giving now to take this team on the winning track all the time.”

Essex Chief Executive David East told the Essex CCC website:

“We are obviously very pleased that Danish has decided to play for Essex again in 2008. Danish is a world-class player who is doing a fabulous job and is clearly enjoying his cricket – which is evident from his results and the smile on his face. Danish’s return next year is, as always, subject to the agreement of the Pakistan Cricket Board.”

Check out the Essex CCC website at www.essexcricket.org.uk on Friday morning for a full interview with Danish Kaneria on how his outstanding start to the 2007 season has helped him to get over a traumatic World Cup campaign with Pakistan.

© ECCC