21-year-old Moeen Ali has signed a three year contract with Worcestershire CCC which will take him through to the end of the 2011 season. 2009 would have been the final year of his existing contract but he has opted to commit to the club for the foreseeable future.
Following his move from Warwickshire, he played a crucial role in the County's NatWest Pro40 triumph in 2007 when he partnered Steve Davies at the top of the order. Their 151-run partnership in less than 17 overs helped secure victory in the deciding match against Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Director of Cricket, Steve Rhodes, says "Moeen is a young and very talented player and is the kind of player we want to see flourish with the County. He has already proved his worth but he has a great opportunity to cement a regular place in the team this year following Graeme Hick's retirement. I am delighted he has committed his future to Worcestershire."
Moeen Ali says "I'm very happy to commit to Worcestershire and repay the faith that the Club, and Steve Rhodes in particular, have shown in me. New Road is an exciting place to be at the moment and I'm delighted to be part of a team that I believe can do well in all formats of the game."
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