Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and South African seamer Charl Langeveldt are the latest international stars to land themselves contracts in England’s domestic Friends Life T20 competition.
Leiecestershire have agreed on terms to sign Razzaq, with the PCB having given the move their permission, but he will only officially join the county once his UK visa application has been processed. He is, however, expected to be available for Leicestershire’s opening game of the competition against Northamptonshire on Friday.
Leicestershire will become the 31-year-old’s fifth county (after Hampshire, Middlesex, Surrey and Worcestershire), and the club’s chief executive Mike Siddall is expecting Razzaq to make a major impact alongside Australian recruit Andrew McDonald.
“I think this shows our ambition,” said Siddall. “We had a little bit of money available with Andrew McDonald going to the IPL. We want to do better than last year in the T20 when we lost seven home matches.”
The 36-year-old Langeveldt, meanwhile, will join up with Kent after having spent the IPL season with losing finalist Bangalore. The South African – a veteran of 72 ODIs and six Tests – will join the county in time for their first game against Somerset on Thursday. Cricket365