Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has signed for Yorkshire as an overseas player for the NatWest T20 Blast.
Sarfraz, captain of the Champions Trophy winning side a few weeks ago, replaces Australian Peter Handscomb, who is scheduled to attend a training camp ahead of Australia’s tour of Bangladesh although that series could yet get caught up in the ongoing pay dispute.
Sarfraz, who has recently been appointed as Pakistan’s Test captain, is expected to feature in five T20 Blast matches and has confirmed he is happy to keep wicket as required. His signing is subject to him gaining a work permit.
Yorkshire are currently second in the North Group of the Blast. They have won one, lost one, tied one and seen one match abandoned.
George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo
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