England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has signed an all-format contract with Yorkshire for one year.
The 30-year-old’s future with the club was a matter of debate, especially when he was recalled to England’s Test squad for the series against India in the summer, as he had a white-ball-only deal with his county side.
England National Selector Ed Smith recently said that players who want to play Test cricket need to sign an appropriate deal with their county sides, which led to Rashid committing his future to Yorkshire in all forms of the game for at least another year.
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England will tour Sri Lanka for a full series in October that includes three Tests, five ODIs and one T20I – Rashid has been included in the squads for the Tests and ODIs.
Martyn Moxon, Director of Cricket at Yorkshire, said he was delighted to have Rashid back playing all formats for the club.
“I think we’ve been clear from the outset that we wanted to keep Adil at the club. When it became known he had to have a red-ball contract, we were more than happy to put that in place,” he said.
“Speaking to Adil, he’s keen to stay here and has been here all his life. He’s in no mood to change that. We’re really pleased to keep him. For now, it will just be for a year because it’s still not clear what career path he’s going to take. He’s back in the Test team and continues to do well, so we’ll see where that takes us.
“Obviously going into 2020 and with the new 100-ball competition, players are waiting to see how that will affect contracts. I think for now it’s good to have the one year and see how the winter goes for Adil.
“We’ll probably have another look at it after the World Cup [in England and Wales next summer] and see where he is, particularly with England and how much he’s involved with them. In the short term, it’s good to know when he’s available he’ll be playing for us.”