Somerset to invest in Banks?
Omari Banks, the West Indies offspinner, is playing for Somerset 2nd XI with the county deciding whether to sign him for the 2008 season. Banks, who was born in Anguilla, would be available through the Kolpak route, a path not yet taken by many West Indians. Next season counties will be limited to one overseas player, so will need to find other routes to strengthen their squads.
Andrew McGlashan is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo