Yorkshire re-sign Maharaj on short-term deal

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Keshav Maharaj (Gallo Images)
Keshav Maharaj (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Yorkshire County Cricket Club have re-signed Proteas left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj for their next two pivotal County Championship fixtures.

The 29-year-old will arrive in the UK on Wednesday and will be available for all T20 and four-day cricket until the conclusion of the Yorkshire's County Championship fixture against Somerset, which is due to finish on Friday, September 13.

Maharaj will then travel to India as the Proteas kick-start their ICC Test Championship on October 2.

The Proteas spinner will be action this weekend as Yorkshire take on Lancashire on Friday, August 9 in the T20 Blast.

"I've always wanted to play T20 cricket around the world, as regularly as I can and as often as I can. It's my first T20 gig outside of South Africa so I'm really looking forward to it. Hopefully, I can have an impact and that the team can get through to Finals day," Maharaj told yorkshirecc.com.

"I would love to make this a regular feature with Yorkshire cricket. Being a pro cricketer, I'd love to ply my trade all over the world. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Yorkshire so it will be a pleasure to come back as much as possible."

First XI Coach Andrew Gale said: "He made a great impact in the three weeks he was with us. He's a classy spin bowler and he contributed greatly to our wins over Surrey and Somerset.

"He fitted in well with the dressing room and also contributed well with the bat down the order. We look forward to having him back with us next week and we hope he can continue to perform well for us at North Marine Road and Taunton too."

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