Shahid Afridi will retire from ODI cricket after ICC World Cup 2015 © IANS
Shahid Afridi will retire from ODI cricket after ICC World Cup 2015 © IANS

Shahid Afridi has signed a contract with Northants to play in the Natwest T20 Blast Competition.

According to a report in Northantscricket.com, Afridi will join the team on May 15th and will be available to play six matches. The signing is still subject to clearance by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“This is a very exciting signing for us. Shahid is without doubt the most outstanding spin bowling all-rounder in one day international cricket of the last 5 years. He is a fierce competitor and undoubted match winner with bat and ball, “said David Ripley, Head Coach of Northants Cricket Club.

While Afridi also added few comments on his signing with the club, “I am looking forward to playing in the NatWest T20 Blast. I have always enjoyed playing in England, where I have always found the crowds good natured and knowledgeable. I am very happy to be joining a good Northants squad in the search for Twenty20 success.”