Lancashire move for Powell

West Indian signs deal with Red Rose county

Last Updated: 02/11/09 10:38am

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Powell: Old Trafford move

Powell: Old Trafford move

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West Indies paceman Daren Powell has signed a two-year deal to join County Championship side Lancashire.

"I did have other county opportunities but I've always enjoyed playing at Old Trafford and believe I can make a real contribution to the team over the next couple of years."
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Subject to a visa and registration, Powell will move to Old Trafford to have his second taste of County Championship cricket after previously turning out for Hampshire in 2007.

The 31-year-old has won 37 Test caps for West Indies, and is Lancashire's second high-profile signing of the winter after they secured the services of England Lions opening batsman Stephen Moore earlier this month.

"Daren is a talented bowler with genuine pace, who will complement our existing bowling unit," Lancashire head coach Peter Moores said.

"Next season we will be playing a lot of cricket, even more than this season, so we needed to strengthen our bowling options to ensure we remain not only competitive, but are challenging for silverware."

Powell had received offers from other counties, but opted to join the Red Rose county after being impressed with their ambitions for the future.

"I'm very excited to be joining Lancashire; they are a big club and from what I hear, have big ambitions," he said.

"I did have other county opportunities but I've always enjoyed playing at Old Trafford and believe I can make a real contribution to the team over the next couple of years."

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