Shannon Gabriel Replaces Saeed Ajmal in Worcestershire Squad

Worcester: Worcestershire have signed West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel for the final two matches of their County Championship campaign, the Midlands side announced Thursday. (Saeed Ajmal Not a Spent Force: Worcestershire Coach)

The 27-year-old will replace Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who is returning home following next week’s game against Sussex.

Gabriel will be available for the First Division fixtures against Durham at Chester-le-Street and Middlesex at New Road, Worcestershire’s home ground, subject to the West Indies Cricket Board granting him a no objection certificate which clears him to play domestic cricket in England.

“This will be my first taste of county cricket and I am looking forward to the challenge of keeping Worcestershire in Division One of the Championship,” said Gabriel in a Worcestershire statement.

“I know it is only for two matches but I am hoping to make a big contribution.”

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