Worcestershire have handed a contract, running until the end of the 2011 season, to right-hand batsman and left-arm spinner Shaaiq Choudhry.
Former Warwickshire and MCC player Choudhry made his first-class debut for Worcestershire against Sussex in May and has featured regularly for the second XI.
"We have been looking for a young English left arm spinner for some time and I am pleased with the progress that Shaaiq has made in recent weeks," Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes comented.
"This contract will give him the confidence to settle in with the Club during the remainder of this season and through the winter."
He made 63 on debut against Sussex, also taking the wicket of Ed Joyce while his first-class debut, coming back in 2007 for the MCC against the West Indians, saw him score an unbeaten 54.
He then scored 75 for Warwickshire against Durham UCCE, in his only subsequent first-class appearance prior to the move to Worcestershire, in 2009.
With three half-centuries in four innings, his first-class average currently stands at 99.50.
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