November 17, 2000

Sheriyar opts to stay at New Road after a change of heart

Staff and Agencies

Alamgir Sheriyar
Sheriyar: a pear at heart
Photo © CricInfo Ltd. Paul McGregor

Alamgir Sheriyar has had a change of heart and decided to remain at Worcestershire.

"I see myself as a Worcestershire player through and through," Sheriyar commented. "Last summer I took 27 wickets in ten County Championship games and felt that if I had played all season I wouldn't have been far off my 1999 record when I took 92 wickets in first-class games. That's the sort of contribution I feel I can make to the Club and I'm looking forward to being back in action for the County again."

The 27-year-old England 'A' left-arm fast bowler had previously expressed a desire to move to another county, despite having two years left to run on his contract.

Club Secretary, Mike Vockins said: "We're delighted that Sheri is to remain a Worcestershire player. Although he had asked to be released at the end of the season some of us were never totally convinced that he really wanted to leave, and so we kept open the lines of communication and kept talking to him."

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