County news April 1, 2016

Northants bring in Sri Lanka's Prasanna

ESPNcricinfo staff

Seekkuge Prasanna has plenty of international limited-overs experience © AFP

Seekkuge Prasanna, the Sri Lanka allrounder, has signed to play for Northamptonshire in 2016. He will primarily be involved in Northamptonshire's NatWest T20 Blast campaign but could feature in other competitions, depending on the availability of the club's main overseas player, Rory Kleinveldt.

Prasanna, 30, has taken 25 wickets and scored 242 runs in 32 appearances for Sri Lanka, across all three formats. His most recent international appearances came in Sri Lanka's three-match T20s series in India in February but he missed out on World T20 selection.

"We're delighted to have completed the signing of Seekkuge for the coming season, " Northamptonshire head coach David Ripley said.

"He's an exciting cricketer with plenty of experience and good stats, and having him for the whole NatWest T20 Blast campaign is obviously a big plus for us. There's a chance we may also see him in other formats during the summer."

Northants have been working in straitened financial circumstances for some time but Prasanna's arrival will bolster one of the circuit's thinnest squads. Last week, the club announced an investment scheme aimed at raising £1m to safeguard their future.

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