County news June 7, 2011

Lancashire sign Junaid Khan

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lanchashire have signed Pakistan left-arm seamer Junaid Khan as an overseas player for the remainder of the Friends life t20 tournament, subject to his registration.

"Junaid is a hot prospect who was recommended to us by Wasim Akram," Lancashire Cricket director Mike Watkinson said. "He is initially with us for our Friends Life t20 campaign but there may be some scope for him to feature in our County Championship squad later in the summer."

The 21-year-old fast bowler has played seven ODIs and one Twenty20 game for Pakistan and was part of their Test squad on the recent tour of West Indies. He was Pakistan's second-highest wicket-taker in the recent two-match ODI series against Ireland.

"Junaid is an extremely talented cricketer," head coach Peter Moores added, "who will supplement our seam attack. He bowls with good pace and variation and we look forward to working with him."

Lancashire had earlier signed Sri Lankan allrounder Farveez Maharoof for the season.