Amjad off to Sussex
Sussex have signed fast bowler Amjad Khan on a three-year contract after his release by Kent.
Last Updated: 14/09/10 4:57pm
England seamer Amjad Khan has joined Sussex on a three-year contract.
Sussex, who will be back in the top-flight next season after winning the Division Two title, moved swiftly after Kent decided not to offer Amjad a new deal.
The Copenhagen-born paceman, 29, played one Test and one T20 match for his adopted country on the tour of West Indies in 2009 before a knee operation saw him drop out of international contention.
"My nine years with Kent have been fantastic and it was a wrench to leave, but I have come to the point in my career where I need a new start and a fresh challenge," he said.
"Sussex have a great reputation for supporting and developing their squad and I am excited about the prospects for the rest of my career as I have no intention of being a one-cap Test cricketer."
Sussex's professional cricket manager Mark Robinson was delighted with the new addition to his staff.
"Amjad has genuine pace and is a potential match-winner in all formats of the game," said Robinson.
"He will be a good spearhead to complement our other exciting young bowlers.
"Having spoken at length with him, one thing that comes across is how hungry he is to re-establish himself as a potential England cricketer, and to make telling contributions to a winning team.
"His reasons for coming are all those, as a coach, that you want to hear."
Amjad, who has taken 286 first-class wickets at 31.99, will be tasked with replacing Corey Collymore, who is leaving Sussex for Middlesex.
Collymore, the former West Indies seamer, is the south coast county's leading wicket taker in the County Championship this season.