England batsman Owais Shah has signed a two-year contract with Essex following his release earlier this year by Middlesex.
Shah, who has played six Tests, 71 One-Day Internationals and 17 Twenty20 Internationals for England, played for Middlesex for 16 years and is delighted to have signed with Essex.
"This is an exciting new start for me and a wonderful opportunity to show everyone at Essex what I’m capable of," he said.
"I believe that, at 32, I'm at my peak as a cricketer right now and still have an enormous amount to offer in all forms of the game. Obviously, I had 16 very happy years at Middlesex, but it’s all about Essex for me from now on.
"I'm delighted to have signed for Essex. Having played against them on many occasions, I've got great respect for their players and their excellent team spirit.
"I'm still passionate about representing England again and believe that, by playing my cricket in a great environment at Essex, I will have every chance of achieving that ambition."
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