Thursday 31 January 2008 

Rana Naved-ul Hasan Passed Fit To Play For Yorkshire

Following an in-depth consultation earlier today with the Club’s physiotherapist Scot McAllister, Rana Naved was passed fit to join the Club as Overseas Player for the 2008 cricket season.

The Club have been impressed with the player’s recovery from a severe shoulder injury sustained at Durham towards the end of the 2007 cricket season. His determination and commitment to play for Yorkshire has never been in question and the Club are delighted that he will be able to join them as planned albeit a delayed debut has been recommended in order to prevent aggravation of the injury.

Commenting on today’s news Stewart Regan, Chief Executive of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club said: “We are delighted with Rana’s progress; he has made a remarkable recovery and we are particularly impressed with his desire to play for Yorkshire. We want to ensure he has the best possible chance to fully recover from his injury and therefore we have agreed with Rana and his agent to delay his debut for several weeks so that when he returns he is in top condition. We have an exciting contingency plan for a second Overseas Player to play for the Club during the first part of the season. This will be announced early next week.”

Rana Naved expressed his delight at today’s news “I am relieved that this period of uncertainty is now over and I can become a Yorkshire player in 2008. I am pleased with my progress and feel in good shape. I am confident I can take wickets for Yorkshire and look forward to joining the Club at the start of the season.”

Rana expects to join up with his new team mates on 7th April, once the players return from their pre-season tour to Dubai.

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