County news July 14, 2017

Durham line up Imad Wasim signing

Imad Wasim was a member of the Pakistan team that lifted the Champions Trophy last month © Getty Images

Durham are hoping to complete the signing of Imad Wasim as an overseas player in the NatWest T20 Blast. Imad, who is currently rated as the best T20 bowler in international cricket, will join for five matches before departing for the Caribbean Premier League.

Imad, who was born in Swansea, made his international debut in 2015 and was recently a member of the Pakistan team that won the Champions Trophy, playing in every game at the tournament.

He has impressed with his left-arm spin in the Pakistan Super League, as well as during stints at the CPL, and will bring something extra to a thin Durham squad, who have lost two from two in the competition so far. Tom Latham, their main overseas signing, is currently out of action with a foot injury.

Imad's signing is subject to him receiving a work permit.

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Aaron Chaim on July 16, 2017, 8:54 GMT

    "playing in *every* game at the tournament" Really?

  • Sohaib Mahmood on July 15, 2017, 8:42 GMT

    So champions trophy he played without work permit or thats a differant visa.

  • sparly6224652 on July 15, 2017, 8:12 GMT

    Good question...why he dnt have british nationalty....this is one of the worst law of UK....Even if you born in UK and your parents are not they dont give you Nationalty.....

  • cricinfoFreak on July 15, 2017, 3:46 GMT

    Sanjay Ravindra Jadeja was looking radiculous in 1st 6_7 years but now he is a Star, Imad is proving himself with time and the ranking say for itself

  • Sanjay on July 14, 2017, 23:13 GMT

    He looks very ordinary but a #1 ranking in T20s cannot be scoffed at.

  • Usman on July 14, 2017, 20:32 GMT

    why work permit? if he was born in wales, shouldn't he already have the UK nationality?

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