Nottinghamshire all rounder Samit Patel is set to represent the MCC during a historical tour of Pakistan next month.
The lovable local legend has had a busy winter representing Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League as well as Melbourne Renegades in the Australian Big Bash and will join an MCC side skippered by Kumar Sangakkara as test and international cricket finally returns to Pakistan for the first time in over 10 years following an attack in Lahore on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009.
The MCC will play Patel’s Qalanders in a T20 match with another fixture against Multan Sultans and also against Pakistan domestic T20 champions Northern.
The MCC quoted “The concept of an MCC tour to the country has been a long-stated aim of the MCC World Cricket committee. It is a clear demonstration of the Club’s support for Pakistan’s cricketers and fans, who have been affected by the country’s decade-long exile from hosting international cricket, which came to an end last month.”
Elsewhere Nottinghamshire Women star spinner Kirstie Gordon has left the club after joining a permanent deal with Kent. The Scottish born star made 46 appearances for Notts over 4 years taking 79 wickets across T20 and one day formats of the game.
England International Gordan was also part of the Notts team that won the Division Two T20 Cup in 2017.
*Main image @Cricket_World Samit Patel in action for Notts.