Surrey pace bowler Chris Jordan has been named in the Barbados squad set to contest the up-coming WICB four-day competition in the West Indies.
The 23-year-old, who was born on the island in 1988 before moving to Dulwich, will play for Barbados as an overseas professional and could yet feature in the opening round of the Caribbean’s first-class competition against Jamaica at Kingston, starting on February 10.
The right-arm firebrand has suffered a frustrating couple of years with the Brown Caps having missed the entire 2010 campaign with a back injury. Jordan then managed only seven first-class appearances last summer and was again dogged by niggles and inconsistency. He finished the campaign with 11 wickets costing 48 runs apiece.
Having already seen Stuart Meaker and Chris Tremlett pick up close-season injuries when on England duty, Surrey’s team director Chris Adams must be hoping that Jordan’s pre-season appearances for Barbados will help to kick-start his career for Surrey.
Adams said: “I am delighted Chris has the opportunity to play for Barbados. He has been working hard during the winter and will now play some very competitive cricket before coming back to join our build-up to the start of the county season.”