Lancashire sign New Zealand star Mitchell McClenaghan for t20

Last Updated: 14/06/13 12:26pm

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Mitchell McClenaghan: New Lancashire signing

Mitchell McClenaghan: New Lancashire signing

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Lancashire have signed New Zealand's emerging star Mitchell McClenaghan for the Friends Life t20 campaign.

The 27-year-old left-arm seamer has been one of the standout players for the Black Caps in the one-day international series against England and the Champions Trophy.

McClenaghan will join Australia veteran Simon Katich as Lancashire's overseas options for the t20 tournament.

McClenaghan said: "I am delighted to be joining Lancashire for the Friends Life t20.

"I have enjoyed being part of the NZ tour of the UK and Champions Trophy squad so far and the opportunity to broaden my cricket experience by playing county cricket was too good to turn down.

"Lancashire are a club with a great history and tradition and I hope to be able to help them to T20 success this season."

Head coach Peter Moores added: "To have an international quality left-arm seamer joining us for the Friends Life t20 competition is very exciting and areal boost to the squad.

"The fact that Mitchell is coming straight out of international cricket in England means he will hit the ground running and his competitive nature looks a perfect fit for how we go about our cricket."

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