Sussex have signed Pakistan all-rounder Rana Naved-ul-Hasan as their overseas player for the opening few weeks of the season.
Talking to media at National Cricket Academy, Rana, who also filed an appeal against the one year bar and fine imposed on him by the PCB, said that he would represent Sussex in UK. With compatriot Yasir Arafat having been included in his country's squad for the World Twenty20 in the West Indies, Rana has been recruited by the Sharks in the interim.
Rana previously played a key role as Sussex won the 2005 and 2006 County Championship titles, with the 32-year-old taking 139 first-class wickets at an average of 22.41.
Rana is free to play for the Sharks after he was suspended by Pakistan in the wake of their dreadful tour of Australia - with the PCB issuing a 'no-objection certificate' to the move.