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New Worcestershire deal for Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali wants to spend the remainder of his career with Worcestershire
Moeen Ali wants to spend the remainder of his career with Worcestershire
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England all-rounder Moeen Ali has signed a new deal with Worcestershire that will keep with the English county club until the end of the 2022 season.

The news on the deal comes despite Moeen having one-year of his existing contract left and speculations circulating around that the 30-year-old is considering to leave the club.

Moeen made his debut with Warwickshire in 2005 and switched to New Road in 2007 and expressed keen to spend the remainder of his career with Worcestershire.

"It's happy days. To commit my future and probably the rest of my career to Worcestershire is a fantastic feeling," Moeen told the club's official website.

"I've been part of this club now for a very long time. We have some brilliant young players, probably the best young English players in the country.

"It is a fantastic club and they have always been good to me and supported me and I'm delighted to sign."

With Worcestershire earning a promotion back to Division One following their performance in the previous season, Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes feels the news on Moeen's long-term signing will only increase the team's morale.

"We've had some fantastic wins this season - and this is one of them," he said.

"Moeen is our England player and it's important for us to have an England player. It's also important for our dressing room, our players, our staff and our members and supporters and everyone involved at the club.

"It sends a message to other clubs that our better players don't feel the need to be elsewhere.

"They want to be on this journey to success and in Moeen's case, he has stayed loyal to the club in signing this longer deal."

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