Yorkshire have bolstered their batting by signing West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran for part of their T20 Blast campaign.
The 23-year-old has been impressive with his stylish stroke-play at No.4 in the World Cup so far. He made 63 during West Indies’ defeat to England at Southampton
Pooran will be available for five games for the Yorkshire Vikings from the start of the competition on July 19.
“I’m very excited to be joining Yorkshire,” he said. “It will be a new and exciting experience for me. I just want to come over to this country and continue the good work I’ve been doing and learn from the whole experience.”
Pooran will return to the West Indies squad for their T20 international series at home to India, which begins in Florida on August 3.
“He (Pooran) is an excellent young talent and has done particularly well in T20 cricket and, although he is only available for a short period, we hope it will give us early impetus in the competition,” said Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon.