Worcestershire will be the first County to take advantage of the new player loan arrangements put in place for the 2005 season by agreeing with Kent to take their former player, Alamgir Sheriyar, on loan for a four week period.
Through injury and unavailability, Worcestershire needed to boost their seam attack for their opening Frizzell County Championship match against Derbyshire starting on Wednesday. Kent, who do not have a Championship match until next week agreed to help Worcestershire with their problem whilst, at the same time, providing Alamgir Sheriyar with valuable, early season practice.
Kent Chief Executive, Paul Millman, said “We are delighted to be able to help Worcestershire out. We believe the loan system to be an imaginative and innovative way of providing cricketers with opportunities they might not otherwise have had. We hope that the use of this rule may catch on and become as popular as it has in other sports.”