Tuesday 9 October 2007 

Saqlain Mushtaq Rejoins Surrey

Former Pakistan international spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has joined Surrey, signing a two-year deal having left Sussex in late September.

Saqlain, now English-qualified, played for Surrey between 1997 and 2005, playing a part in winning three County Championship titles before a knee injury forced him to take a break from the game.

Sussex offered him a chance to play in 2007, and in four matches he picked up 18 wickets, before he was released at the close of the season.

Surrey cricket manager, Alan Butcher said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome back a Surrey legend.

"Saqlain, as Surrey fans know, is a proven international quality spinner. To be securing his services as a local player is a huge bonus and I can’t wait to watch him weaving his magic in 2008.”

Saqlain played in 49 test matches and 169 one-day internationals for Pakistan between 1995 and 2004, and also represented Ireland in the C & G Trophy in 2006.