London: English county side Sussex announced on Friday the signing of Pakistani leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as its second overseas player for the 2003 season.
The 32-year-old played for Surrey this season as Saqlain Mushtaq's replacement and was previously playing for Little Stoke CC in Manchester. "It's fantastic news that Mushtaq Ahmed has agreed to come to Sussex with depth of international experience and knowledge of bowling in all conditions," said Sussex cricket manager Peter Moores. "Mushtaq will contribute an added variation to our attack and crucially will help to open sides up on flat wickets which has sometimes been a problem in the past. "His commitment to come back and prove he is still one of the world's top-flight spinners came across loud and clear and a hungry man with talent is one to watch." Ahmed, who has played 50 Test matches and 143 One-day Internationals, was named Wisden cricketer of the year in 1997.
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