Hampshire sign Afridi for Twenty20 campaign

February 22nd, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb.22 (ANI): Hampshire have signed Pakistan’s limited overs captain Shahid Afridi for their Friends Provident t20 campaign.

The 30-year-old all-rounder will become Hampshire’s second overseas player for the tournament, alongside South African spinner Imran Tahir, the BBC reports.”Having played at the Rose Bowl for Pakistan, I know it’s becoming one of the best places to watch cricket,” Afridi told the club website.He added: “I hope very much to play a big part in the club’s success in 2011.”

Hampshire manager Giles White said: “Shahid is a wonderful all-round cricketer and will be a real asset to our club over what should be an incredibly exciting summer at the Rose Bowl.”

Hampshire’s FP t20 campaign starts on 8 April when they take on Durham at the Rose Bowl. (ANI)

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