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Lancashire have signed veteran paceman Kabir Ali from Hampshire

Kabir Ali: Swapping Hampshire for Lancashire

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Lancashire have begun preparations for life in the County Championship second division with the capture of Kabir Ali.

The paceman, 31, who made one Test appearance for England in 2003, will move to Old Trafford from Hampshire.

"Lancashire is a fantastic club with a proud history and great traditions," said Kabir, who has taken more than 700 first class wickets.

"I am excited at the prospect of working under Peter Moores and his coaching team as well as playing alongside Glen Chapple who is still one of the best in the country.

"Lancashire has an exciting and emerging squad and I am looking forward to playing my part in the challenges ahead."

Lancashire cricket director Mike Watkinson added: "We are pleased to bring in Kabir whose experience and proven track record in all forms of the game will be of great benefit to our bowling unit."