KARACHI: Pakistan’s young pacer – Naseem Shah has been signed by the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club for the upcoming 2022 season.
Taking to Twitter, Gloucestershire announced the signing with young Pakistan’s pacer.
“The 18-year-old rising star will be available to play in all formats for The Shire this season,” the county wrote.
The 18-year-old rising star will be available to play in all formats for The Shire this season!
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— Gloucestershire Cricket🏏 (@Gloscricket) January 11, 2022
The 18-years-old will play for the county club for the first few months of the 2022 season, up until the end of the Club’s participation in the T20 Vitality Blast tournament group stages.
In a statement released by Gloucestershire, Naseem said he is delighted to join the county.
I am extremely happy to be joining Gloucestershire and can not wait to experience playing in English cricket for the first time. I am excited for what we can achieve as a team next season and will use all my skills to help Gloucestershire challenge for silverware across all formats,” the pacer said.
Naseem, on the other hand, will be released from June onwards if he receives a national call-up.
In nine Test matches, the 18-year-old has taken 20 wickets. He is the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in a Test match, as well as the youngest to take a five-wicket haul.