Junaid heading back to Lancashire
Junaid Khan is set to return to LV= County Champions Lancashire in June, subject to approval from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Left-arm seamer Junaid, who made a particularly positive impression in the Friends Life t20 last summer, will be available to play in all competitions and may stay on until the end of the season if required.
Lancashire already have South African batsman Ashwell Prince on their books, although counties are permitted to field two overseas players in the game’s shortest format.
The Red Rose’s director of cricket, Mike Watkinson, said: “Junaid gave some outstanding performances for us in T20 cricket last season, particularly with his bowling at the end of an innings.
“He is also keen to spend additional time around the squad so that he can continue to develop his all-round game.”
Head coach Peter Moores added: “Junaid showed last season his ability to win a game from almost any situation. His strength at bowling in powerplays and at the end of the innings in one-day cricket adds another dimension to the squad and it will be great to have him back."