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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