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Saqlain: The Return

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    Saqlain: The Return

    Saqlain Mushtaq returns to Surrey CCC in 2000

    Surrey CCC Press Release - 16 March 2000

    Surrey County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that Saqlain Mushtaq will be returning to the Club for the 2000 season. Saqlain signed a two-year contract last year but there has been a question about his availability owing to Pakistan’s international commitments in June and July. The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that Saqlain will be free to play for Surrey from the end of May (after the tour of the West Indies)and so have kindly agreed to release him from the tour of Sri Lanka in June/July.

    Paul Sheldon, Surrey County Cricket Club Chief Executive stated:

    “I am delighted for the Club and its members that we will be seeing Saqlain at Surrey again this season. Last year Saqlain was
    instrumental in helping Surrey win the PPP healthcare County Championship for the first time in 28 years. He topped the bowling averages taking 58 Championship wickets at 11.37 in only seven matches.”

    Earlier it was Wasim-Mushie, then Wasim-Waqar-Mushie, then Wasim-Mushie, then Waqar-Mushie, then Wasim-Mohd. Akram, then Waqar-Saqlain, then only Saqlain and now Shoaib-Saqlain. And they ALL topped the averages. The dominance of pakistani bowlers in the Englsih county scene continues...