Kent renew interest in Warwickshire’s Tahir

Warwickshire’s out-of-contract seamer Naqaash Tahir is the subject of a formal approach from Kent for the second  time in three seasons.

Kent were among three counties – Worcestershire and Sussex were the others – who made submitted 28-day approaches for Tahir in 2009.

Tahir opted to stay with Warwickshire on a new two-year contract which expires in September and his future is again the subject of speculation.

The 27-year-old from Birmingham is about to complete his tenth season as a professional cricketer but he has played only 56 first-class matches in that time.

Though Tahir first showed promise in helping Warwickshire to win the County Championship in 2004 his career has been blighted by injuries.

This season he has made just four first-class appearances, three of them in the County Championship and he has yet to persuade Warwickshire that he is worth a new deal.

Tahir is one of eleven Warwickshire players who are out of contract in September and the second, after all-rounder Rikki Clarke, who is the subject of interest from another county. Sussex have requested permission to speak to Clarke.

Warwickshire have made approaches for Lancashire slow left-armer Gary Keedy and Northamptonshire seamer Jack Brooks and they are also considering signing paceman Ricardo Gordon.

Gordon, 19, has impressed with Moseley in the Birmingham & District Premier League this season and also in recent Warwickshire second team matches.

He spent time with the first team squad during the week performing twelfth man duties during the Championship win over Sussex which was an opportunity for Warwickshire to assess how he reacted around the senior squad.

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One Response to Kent renew interest in Warwickshire’s Tahir

  1. Andrew Parker says:

    Let him go! For goodness sake he only plays well when he wants a new contract. He has done nothing for the Bears.