Yorkshire rocked by Sarfraz’s call home
YORKSHIRE have suffered a blow after Sarfraz Ahmed was forced to end his stay at Headingley early.
Ahmed has to undergo fitness tests for Pakistan’s three-match T20 series against an ICC World XI.
Yorkshire’s director of cricket Martyn Moxon said: “It’s disappointing, and it kind of sums up the situation that we have with international cricket.
“It’s such a difficult problem to get overseas players for any length of time, and even for the short space of time that we were guaranteed to have Sarfraz, suddenly the goalposts have changed and he’s not now available.
“It’s a common theme, I’m afraid, and it’s very frustrating. It frustrates all coaches when something unexpected is just dropped on you, and when you sign someone thinking they’re going to be available right to the final if need be, and then within a couple of weeks that’s changed, then it’s very difficult.
“Sarfraz is a good bloke, a really nice bloke, who’s fitted in well and got on with the job. He’s worked hard and practised hard, so I’ve no complaints there at all.”
Sarfraz had not performed particularly well though. After making 42 on his debut, he managed a combined score of just 11 across his next three games.
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