Lancashire have begun preparations for life in the County Championship second division with the capture of Kabir Ali.
Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams was keen to pay tribute to his bowlers after their Clydesdale Bank 40 final victory over Warwickshire at Lord's.
Kabir Ali has failed to report for pre-season training with Worcestershire due to his ongoing contract dispute.
Worcestershire are determined to keep Kabir Ali after Hampshire missed a deadline to sign him.
Worcestershire have acceded to Kabir Ali's request to speak to other counties.
Worcestershire bowler Kabir Ali has dealt his team another blow after asking to speak to other counties.
Kabir Ali has pledged his future to Worcestershire despite "very concerned" that three of the county's star players look set to leave.
Kabir Ali faces four weeks on the sidelines despite discovering he does not require back surgery.
Kabir Ali says he is hoping to make a swift return from his back injury as he awaits a second scan.
Worcestershire have been dealt another injury setback with the news that Kabir Ali has been ruled out for up to six weeks.
Michael Vaughan has been named in the MCC side to play county champions Durham.
Gareth Batty claimed 5-33 to set-up a 10-wicket victory over Middlesex for new Division Two leaders Worcestershire.
Worcestershire's Kabir Ali told Cricket AM he has not lost sight of an England return - now he can see properly.
Sussex batsman Michael Yardy will captain the England Lions on their tour of India at the end of January.
Former England internationals Kabir Ali and Gareth Batty have agreed new three-year deals with Worcestershire.
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