Russell signs on for Nottinghamshire

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NOTTINGHAM, England, CMC – West Indies globe-trotting T20 superstar Andre Russell will play four matches for Nottinghamshire in England’s T20 blast currently underway.

Officials of the midlands county have announced the sought after Jamaican all-rounder as the second overseas player to sign.

The other is the South African leg spinner Imran Tahir, currently representing his country in the tri-nation series in the Caribbean.

Russell was part of West Indies’ victorious World T20 squad which defeated England in the finals to regain the title.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell

He will be available for four NatWest T20 Blast – home and away against Derbyshire, plus trips to Yorkshire and Worcestershire – before heading to the Caribbean Premier League.

“With his batting, bowling and fielding taken into consideration, Andre is one of the leading T20 players in the world right now, and he keeps proving it at big tournaments,” Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell said.

“Wayne Noon (assistant coach) worked with him during the Big Bash League where the two of them struck up a good relationship, so we know he’ll fit well into our dressing room.”

Nottinghamshire had expressed an interest in Russell since April but was waiting to see if he would have been banned from cricket when it emerged he had missed three drugs tests in a year.

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