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Khan set for Kent exit

Paceman to end nine-year association with Spitfires

Khan: End of an era

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Fast bowler Amjad Khan will leave Kent when his contract expires at the end of the season.

"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."

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The 29-year-old Copenhagen-born player burst onto the county scene in his first full season with Kent in 2002, claiming 63 wickets.

His county form elevated him into the international set-up in 2009 and he made his Test debut for England against West Indies in Trinidad - his only cap to date.

Kent chief executive Jamie Clifford said: "Amjad has been with the club for nine seasons and we are very sorry to see him leave.

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"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."

Khan, who has so far taken 248 wickets in first-class cricket, 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."