County news October 28, 2008

Arafat returns to Sussex

Cricinfo staff

The Pakistan fast bowler, Yasir Arafat, has returned to join Sussex for his second stint.

Arafat, 26, left Hove for Canterbury in 2006 and was Kent's leading one-day and Twenty20 bowler with 27 wickets at 17.74. He also picked up 38 Championship wickets, but is now ready to return to the south coast.

"Yasir's signing is fantastic news and we are flattered that he is keen to return to Hove," said Mark Robinson, Sussex's manager. "It's further evidence that people who play for the club fall in love with it.

"He's not only an outstanding new and old ball bowler, but a fantastic lower-middle order batsman, who should stand out in both our four and one-day cricket."