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Amjad Khan to leave Kent County Cricket Club

Thursday 26th August 2010

Kent County Cricket Club has today announced that fast bowler Amjad Khan (pictured)will leave the club when his existing contract ends at the end of the 2010 season.

Amjad“s first full season with Kent was in 2002. During that year he burst onto the county scene claiming 63 wickets. In 2009 he made his Test match debut for England against the West Indies – on the same tour he also played an international Twenty20 match. So far he has taken 248 wickets in first class cricket.

Jamie Clifford, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Amjad has been with the club for nine seasons and we are very sorry to see him leave. These are financially difficult times for the club and sadly we are not currently in a position to make Amjad a meaningful offer. This has been a very hard decision; however we believe that it is the right one given the financial context. I am sure the club“s members and supporters will join me in thanking Amjad for all his efforts and wish him the very best as he moves on.”

Amjad Khan, commenting, said: “I am sorry to be leaving having been with the club since 2002. Ideally I would have liked to have continued my career with Kent but it is not to be. I sympathise with Kent“s off-field financial pressures and know that that the key people wanted me to stay. I look forward to new challenges with renewed vigour and believe I have what it takes to put myself back in the England frame.”

Club Captain, Rob Key, added: “It is disappointing that the club couldn“t offer Amjad a contract that would have seen him stay. He has been a pleasure to play cricket with over the last nine seasons and I have no doubt that our loss will be another county“s gain. I wish him the very best.”