Lancashire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the signing of former international opening bowler Kyle Jarvis.
The 24-year-old right-arm seam bowler has recently retired from international cricket and has agreed a three-year deal as a non-overseas player, subject to registration. He will link up with Lancashire in the near future.
Jarvis has played in 8 Tests since his debut in 2011, taking 30 wickets at an average of 31.73 and 27 wickets in 24 ODIs. He has also played nine T20Is in which he picked up 10 wickets.
Kyle Jarvis said: “I am delighted to be joining Lancashire on a three-year contract. Playing county cricket has been an ambition of mine for a number of years and the opportunity to forge a career in England was one that was too good to miss.
I have loved my time playing for Zimbabwe, and I am extremely grateful for the part they have played in my development, but I feel the time is right to take on a new challenge and a new career. Reaching this decision has been an incredibly difficult process but I intend to make a home for myself in Manchester and hope my stay at Lancashire far outlasts this initial contract. My future is with Lancashire and in the county game with an end goal of potentially becoming English qualified in the future.
This club is one with great heritage and history and I hope to be able to contribute significantly to its future with the ball in hand and I am excited about helping the club's quest for silverware in coming seasons.”
Lancashire Cricket Director, Mike Watkinson said: “The opportunity to sign someone of Kyle’s age and potential does not arise very often, and we feel he will be a great addition to our bowling attack for many years to come.”
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