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Rashid Pens New Yorkshire Deal

Rashid Pens New Yorkshire Deal

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid will be able to play all formats for Yorkshire in 2019 after signing a one-year contract. The 30-year-old had decided to only play limited-overs cricket in 2018, a decision that was heavily criticised.

He claimed he had received a lack of support following his recall to England’s Test team in July.

Earlier this summer, national selector Ed Smith had confirmed Test players needed to be signed to a red-ball deal in country cricket and director of cricket Martyn Moxon admits he was pleased to get the deal over the line.

He told reporters: “For now, it will just be for a year because it’s still not clear what career path he’s going to take. He’s back in the Test team and continues to do well, so we’ll see where that takes us.

“Obviously going into 2020 and with the new 100-ball competition, players are waiting to see how that will affect contracts.

“I think for now it’s good to have the one year and see how the winter goes for Adil. We’ll probably have another look at it after the World Cup [in England and Wales next summer] and see where he is, particularly with England and how much he’s involved with them.

“In the short term, it’s good to know when he’s available he’ll be playing for us.”

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