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Shan confirmed as Yorkshire captain

By Agencies
September 30, 2022

LONDON: Yorkshire's new overseas signing Shan Masood has been appointed as the club's captain, from when he arrives at Headingley for the 2023 season.

The Pakistan international batter, 32, joined as one of the club's overseas players and signed a two-year deal.

He joined Yorkshire having turned down the offer of a new contract with Derbyshire earlier this season.

"The conversations we've had with Shan is that he will be captain going forward," head coach Ottis Gibson said.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Gibson added: "The players know that. He will bring his own style of leadership."

Masood was confirmed as captain after Yorkshire's end-of-season defeat by Gloucestershire on Wednesday, with their place in Division One riding on Warwickshire's result against Hampshire at Edgbaston on Thursday.

"I've spoken before about playing winning cricket and taking the game on and trying to win games," he added. "If Gary Ballance comes back early next year, he brings leadership with his volume of runs”.