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Worcestershire target White for Twenty20

Worcestershire are lining up Cameron White, the Victoria allrounder, as their overseas player for the Twenty20 Cup. According to the Birmingham Post he is one of "three or four" options being considered along with South African pair Shaun Pollock and Herschelle Gibbs.

White has a strong Twenty20 pedigree with 878 runs in 26 matches and a top score of 141 not out made for Somerset. In his one international Twenty20 he plundered England for a 20-ball 40 in Sydney but missed out on a place in the World Twenty20 last September.

Pollock, who retired from international cricket in January, has said he would like another spell of county cricket and has gained the interest of a number of counties. Pollock, Gibbs and White are all part of the forthcoming Indian Premier League.

Worcestershire already have two overseas fast bowlers on their books, Steve Magoffin from Western Australia and West Indies quick Fidel Edwards. Magoffin could be retained for the Twenty20 but the county are keen for someone were more experience in that format. Edwards then arrives for his stint in July.