Thursday 12 May 2011 

Worcestershire Sign Adrian Shankar

Worcestershire Sign Adrian Shankar
Worcestershire Sign Adrian Shankar
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Worcestershire have beaten off compettion from other counties to sign former Lancashire and Cambridge University's Adrian Shankar.

Shankar, 26, has signed a two-year deal at New Road following a winter in which he starred in the Sri Lankan Mercantile League.

"Adrian came to the Club's attention during the winter, which he spent playing cricket for Colombo in the Sri Lankan Mercantile League," Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes confirmed.

"He was the leading run scorer in the twenty20 tournament with an average of over 52 and also scored three successive hundreds in the longer form of the game. Adrian has the potential to develop further after his recent winter experiences and is keen to make an impact across all forms of the game."

Shankar, who has played 12 first-class matches and a single one-day game, is excited at getting another opportunity in county cricket.

"Having spent two full seasons with Lancashire I am delighted to be given the opportunity to progress my career in County cricket," he said.

"I am keen to make an impact and having spent the winter in Sri Lanka, playing in difficult conditions, I feel I am now better equipped to perform at the top level and look forward to being part of the future at Worcestershire."

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