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Warwickshire sign up Pakistan Test batsman Younus Khan

Younus Khan
Younus had his ban from representing Pakistan overturned in June

Warwickshire have agreed a two-year deal to bring in ex-Pakistan captain Younus Khan as their overseas player.

The right-handed batsman, who has played 63 Tests, averaging over 50, will join the Bears in 2011, subject to a medical and work permit application.

Younus, 32, has county experience with Surrey (in this summer's FP t20), Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.

"Everyone at Edgbaston is delighted we have completed his signing," said director of cricket Ashley Giles.

"He is a great addition to the squad and will add tremendous depth to our batting line-up."

Warwickshire maintained their status in Division One of the County Championship and won the CB 40, despite missing England pair Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott for much of the season.

Warwickshire have a fantastic team with Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott

Younus Khan

"I am really looking forward to playing at Warwickshire next year and maintaining their high standards," said Younus.

"Warwickshire have a fantastic team with Bell and Trott and a great coach in Ashley Giles so, with the ground development as well it's all very exciting."

Provided his work permit application is approved, Younus will replace leg-spinner Imran Tahir who is set to return to his previous county, Hampshire.

Younus Khan won an appeal against an indefinite ban from international cricket in June.

He was one of six players punished by the Pakistan Cricket Board in March following an inquiry into the winter tour to Australia. But in lifting the ban, retired judge Irfan Qadir said Younus had not had a proper chance to defend himself.



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