Yorkshire CCC cancel deals for overseas trio

Yorkshire CCC have confirmed that the contracts for its three overseas players have been cancelled by mutual consent.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 12:55 pm
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 12:56 pm
Surrey's Ryan Patel is caught behind by Yorkshire's Jonathan Tattersall for 26 bowled by Keshav Maharaj at Scarborough in July 2019. Maharaj's 2020 Tykes' deal has been cancelled by mutual consent. Picture Bruce Rollinson

South African left arm spinner Keshav Maharaj had agreed to re-join the White Rose for their opening two Specsavers County Championship fixtures against Gloucestershire and Essex.

Later this summer, Yorkshire were set to add yet more international experience to the spin department with India’s Ravichandran Ashwin due to play the majority of the remaining Championship fixtures.

West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran had agreed a second stint at Emerald Headingley after agreeing to re-join as Yorkshire Vikings’ Vitality Blast overseas player for the 2020 campaign.

However, due to the global coronavirus outbreak, all parties have come to an agreement to cancel these contracts.

Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Director of Cricket said: “Firstly, I really appreciate the players’ understanding in this matter. We have been in regular contact with the players and their agents throughout this Covid pandemic. They have been extremely professional and appreciate the uncertainty facing counties at present.

“We hope that we will be able to see them at Emerald Headingley in the future.”