Laxman to play for Lancashire

October 22nd, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 22 (IANS) Indian batsman V.V.S. Laxman will return to Old Trafford after two years for his second stint with Lancashire for the 2009 county season.”Laxman will bring star quality to our batting line-up for both Championship and one-day Cricket. His wealth of experience is perfect for our younger batsman to learn from and develop around,” Lancashire Cricket Manager Mike Watkinson said.

“His contributions both on and off the field during his short stay in 2007 were outstanding and left a lasting impact on the players. We all look forward to welcoming V.V.S. and his family back to Old Trafford next season,” he added.

During his first stint with Lancashire in 2009 that lasted just four weeks, Laxman scored 541 runs in 8 matches, with a first-class average of 54.28.

But the deal is still subject to final approval from the Indian cricket board. Laxman is expected to be available one week after his Indian Premier League commitments and will remain with the club till the end of the 2009 season.

Laxman, who is currently playing in the home Test Series against Australia said that he enjoyed his short stay at Lancashire in 2007 and is thrilled to join the team again.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Old Trafford next year. My last memory playing for the county was that heart-breaking loss at The Oval, but next year I hope to play a significant role in leading Lancashire to Championship success,” he said.

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