Stuart Clark will not play for Kent in 2010

Tuesday 16th March 2010

Kent County Cricket Club today announced that Stuart Clark (pictured), 34, will not join as overseas player for the first half of the 2010 season.

The Australian right-arm bowler is not where the club wants him to be fitness-wise so the decision has been reached that it is not worth the risk, on either part, in proceeding with the contract.

Commenting on the news, Kent team director, Paul Farbrace, said: “I“m very disappointed that Stuart is not coming to Kent because he offers so much – both on and off the field. I would like to thank him for his honesty throughout as it made the decision that much easier.

“We are continuing to work on other options, as we have been for the last couple of months. We had someone lined up, as a possible alternative, but he has just been named by his country in their ICC World Twenty20 Cup squad.

“We are looking for someone that will offer value for money, and is the right type of individual to bring into our dressing room, but won“t sign someone for the sake of it.”

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