Laxman To Return To Lancashire For 2009 Season

Lancashire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the signing of Indian Batsman VVS Laxman as the club’s Overseas Player for the 2009 season. This will be Laxman’s second stint with the Red Rose County, his first being a fruitful 4-week spell at the end of the 2007 season which saw him score 541 runs in 8 matches, with a first-class average of 54.28. Subject to final approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Laxman is expected to be available one week after his IPL (Indian Premier League) commitments conclude and will remain with Lancashire until the end of the 2009 domestic season. Currently playing for India in their home Test Series against Australia, VVS said, "I thoroughly enjoyed my short stay with Lancashire in 2007, and I am thrilled to be returning to Old Trafford next year. My last memory playing for the county was that heart-breaking loss at The Oval, but next year I hope to play a significant role in leading Lancashire to Championship success." Lancashire Cricket Manager Mike Watkinson said, "It gives me great pleasure to secure the services of this extremely talented batsman for next season. He will bring star quality to our batting line-up for both Championship and One-Day Cricket, and his wealth of experience is perfect for our younger batsman to learn from and develop around. "His contributions both on and off the field during his short stay in 2007 were outstanding and left a lasting impact on the players. We all look forward to welcoming VVS and his family back to Old Trafford next season." © Lancashire CCC
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