Sussex bring in Collymore

West Indian signs one-year deal with county champions

Last Updated: 05/05/08 1:07pm

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Collymore: heading to Hove

Collymore: heading to Hove

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West Indies seamer Corey Collymore has signed a one-year contract with Sussex as a Kolpak player.

"I've been itching to come over and play county cricket and to be picked by the champions has filled me with confidence."
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Collymore, 30, will fill part of the void created by the recent departure of Ryan Harris, although the deal is subject to clearance from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Australian all-rounder Harris was forced to resign after it emerged he had agreed a three-year contract with Queensland, therefore making him ineligible to participate in county cricket as a Kolpak player.

"Obviously with the departure of Ryan Harris, we have been keen to bring in a new bowler," said Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson.

"With his international experience and excellent work ethic, Corey fits the bill perfectly."

Collymore, who has taken 93 wickets in 30 Tests, added: "The call from Sussex the other day was a very welcome one.

"I've been itching to come over and play county cricket and to be picked by the champions has filled me with confidence.

"I'm ready to give it my all and can't wait to get started."

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