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Tykes in talks with Rana

Pakistan paceman appears to top Yorkshire's wanted list

Rana: Tied up by Tykes?

Yorkshire are in talks with Rana Naved-ul-Hasan to fill their overseas slot next season.

The Pakistan international will be available in 2008 as Sussex have decided to keep hold of his compatriot, leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed.

With only one overseas player per team, Rana is likely to garner plenty of interest after his excellent performances in his time at Hove.

Yorkshire's director of cricket Martyn Moxon admits the Tykes are certainly one county keen on the 29-year-old who has played nine Tests and 62 one-day internationals for his country.

Quality performer

"We are in talks with Rana and hopefully something can be sorted out," Moxon told the Yorkshire Post.

"He is a quality performer and someone we would like to bring on board.

"We have a number of options under consideration with regards to the overseas role and hope to be able to make an announcement in the near future."

Rana is no stranger to the white rose county having previously enjoyed a stint playing in the Bradford League.

Yorkshire signed Younus Khan and Jason Gillespie as their overseas duo for the 2007 season, though it appears neither will be back at Headingley Carnegie next year.