Thursday 8 October 2009 

New Contracts For Five Yorkshire Players

Yorkshire have announced that five of their players have signed new contracts as they look to build for the future with two current first-team players and three youngsters committing themselves to the Headingley club.

24-year-old all-rounder Ajmal Shahzad has ended speculation that he was to move away from Yorkshire by signing a three-year deal which should see him staying until the end of the 2012 season while wicket-keeper Gerard Brophy has extended his contract until the end of the 2011 season.

Youngsters Gary Ballance, Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Ben Sanderson have also extended their contracts; Ballance and Hannon-Dalby until the end of the 2011 season and Sanderson until 2012.

Stewart Regan, Yorkshire’s Chief Executive, said: “It is excellent news that our players are committing their futures to Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Ajmal Shahzad has enjoyed a hugely promising 2009 season and Gerard Brophy continues to impress with the gloves and middle-order runs. Our Academy has been incredibly successful and it is crucial to the future of the Club that our talented youngsters remain at Headingley Carnegie.”

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