Saturday 17 April 2010 

Yorkshire Confirm Tino Best Signing

Yorkshire Confirm Tino Best Signing
Yorkshire Confirm Tino Best Signing
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Yorkshire have confirmed the signing of Tino Best as their overseas player until the end of May, as a short-term replacement for Australian Ryan Harris.

Best's Yorkshire debut may, however, be delayed due to the disruption caused by the recent volcanic disruption in Iceland, which has grounded flights into and out of England.

Yorkshire are hopeful that he could be set for his debut ahead of the LV= County Championship match against Kent, which begins on 21st April.

Best, a fiery fast bowler, last played for the West Indies in September at the Champions Trophy having been recalled to the Test squad in June following a contract crisis in the Caribbean and he has 28 Test and 13 ODI wickets under his belt and a more impressive first-class record of 221 wickets at 26.98.

“Tino was in good form on our recent Caribbean trip after he contacted us to ask whether he could net with the squad in Barbados. He fitted in really well, bowled with pace and in good areas in the match he played for us over there and his bubbly personality will be an asset in the dressing room," Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire Director of Professional Cricket said.

"I’m looking forward to seeing his bowling cause problems for our opponents and I’m sure he will be a real asset to the Yorkshire side.”

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