Wednesday 18 July 2007 

VVS Laxman Signs For Lancashire CCC

Lancashire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that Indian Batsman VVS (Vangipurappu) Laxman will join the Club at the completion of the Test Series against England, subject to final approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

This is Lancashire’s fourth overseas signing for the current season, with Laxman due to replace Brad Hodge who returns to Australia for a scheduled training camp ahead of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup.

The former Wisden Cricketer of the Year (2002) has 10 Test Centuries to his name, including 281 against in Australia during 2001 and has a Test Average of 42.41.

Speaking from the Indian Camp in London, VVS Laxman says: “I’m so thrilled to be signing for a great club like Lancashire for my first taste of County cricket. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and hopefully I will play my part in a success season.”

Commenting on this signing, Lancashire Cricket Manager Mike Watkinson added: “We are going to be without Brad Hodge for what looks like a significant period towards the end of the season. With Mal Loye likely to be involved in the Twenty20 World Cup, we (Lancashire) could possibly be without two experienced batsman and we feel that Laxman will bring the quality needed at a crucial time of the season.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to secure a player of his pedigree, following what we hope will be a successful Test Series for him.”

© Lancashire CCC