Pakistan fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan is set to return to Sussex, where he played from 2005 to 2007, as cover for compatriot Yasir Arafat.
Naved is set to rejoin former team-mates after Arafat was called up to play in the ICC World Twenty20 and having received his No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Pakistan Cricket Board, Naved, pending the arrival of his visa, will be with the club as their overseas player until 21st May.
Rana was an integral part of Sussex's double success in the County Championship in 2006 and 2007, taking 139 first-class wickets at 22.41for the Sharks before he moved to Yorkshire for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
Last month, the PCB banned Rana, along with Shoaib Malik, from representing their country for a year following an inquiry into a dismal tour of Australia.
"We are extremely fortunate to have a player of the quality of Rana to cover Yasir," Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said.
"He knows the Club well, will fit in quickly and add some depth to our bowling attack as well as provide some useful runs."
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