Saturday, October 31, 2009


Lancashire have signed West Indies paceman Daren Powell on a two-year deal, subject to visa and registration.

The 31-year-old has won 37 Test caps for West Indies and has experience in county cricket having played at Hampshire during the 2007 season.

Powell is Lancashire's second high-profile signing of the winter after they secured the services of England Lions opening batsman Stephen Moore earlier this month.

"Daren is a talented bowler with genuine pace, who will complement our existing bowling unit," Lancashire head coach Peter Moores said.

"Next season we will be playing a lot of cricket, even more than this season, so we needed to strengthen our bowling options to ensure we remain not only competitive, but are challenging for silverware."

Powell had fielded offers from other counties before deciding to join Lancashire.

"I'm very excited to be joining Lancashire; they are a big club and from what I hear, have big ambitions," he said.

"I did have other county opportunities but I've always enjoyed playing at Old Trafford and believe I can make a real contribution to the team over the next couple of years."

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