Red Rose rope in McCullum
Lancashire have bolstered their squad for this summer's Friends Provident t20 campaign with the signing of Nathan McCullum.
By Joe Drabble
Last Updated: 04/06/10 10:51am
Lancashire have bolstered their squad for this summer's Friends Provident t20 campaign with the signing of New Zealand all-rounder Nathan McCullum.
The Red Rose county had previously earmarked former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik for the role, but were forced to look elsewhere when his international ban was overturned on appeal.
All-rounder McCullum has made 22 appearances for the Black Caps in the Twenty20 format, impressing as a quick-scoring batsman and an accurate off-spin bowler.
Lancashire cricket director Mike Watkinson said: "It was obviously a blow to our plans when Shoaib Malik's international ban was overturned so close to the start of the competition.
"However, I am delighted that we have a like-for-like replacement in Nathan. He is an experienced T20 player who will strengthen both our middle order and spin bowling options."
All-rounder McCullum is set to make his debut against Northamptonshire at Old Trafford on June 16, and is available for all of Lancashire's remaining matches in the group stages of the competition.
The 29-year-old said: "I'm really excited at the prospect of joining Lancashire.
"Twenty20 is a form of the game I really enjoy so hopefully we can have a successful campaign and go the distance. I've heard great things about Lancashire as a club and can't wait to get over there."