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Derbyshire extend Wahab Riaz stay

Thursday 2nd August 2018
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Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire are delighted to be able to extend overseas fast bowler Wahab Riaz’s stay at the Club and he will now be available for 12 Vitality Blast group matches.

The Pakistan international had initially signed for 10 fixtures, but the Club has secured an extenstion that will see him remain at the Club for two additional matches.

The fast bowler’s last match will now be against Worcestershire Rapids on Thursday 9 August before leaving to join Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League.

Riaz has taken nine wickets in eight matches with the Falcons at an average of 23 and an economy rate of just below eight an over. He has also scored 71 runs with a career-best 42.

Twenty20 Captain, Gary Wilson said: “We want to keep continuity within the squad and with an important week ahead, we’re delighted that Wahab will be extending his spell with us.

“Wahab is enjoying his cricket and was keen to stay, and it’s great news that he will be here for two more games as we look to seal a quarter-final spot.

“We’re grateful to Barbados Tridents for allowing Wahab to remain at the Club for the additional matches.”

Riaz will feature in two more home games during his stay at the Club, starting with the fixture against Birmingham Bears on Friday 3 August.

Supporters can save £4 by purchasing their matchday tickets in advance, while further savings are available for group bookings of 10 or more.

Vitality Blast is back! Derbyshire Falcons are back at home on Friday 3 August against Birmingham Bears. Purchase your tickets in advance and save from £4. Buy online or call 01332 388 101.

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