R Ashwin set to play 6 games for Nottinghamshire

first_imgR Ashwin set to play 6 games for NottinghamshireAfter Ajinkya Rahane inked a deal with Hampshire, off-spinner R Ashwin is set to play six division 1 County games for the Nottinghamshire side: BCCI sources to PTIadvertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 18:13 IST R Ashwin will be tuning up for the inaugural World Test Championship against West Indies. (IANS Photos)HIGHLIGHTSRavichandran Ashwin will be tuning up for the inaugural World Test ChampionshipAshwin will be playing in English County for NottinghamshireAshwin had earlier played 4 games for Worcestershire during 2017 seasonSenior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be tuning up for the inaugural World Test Championship against West Indies by playing in English County for Nottinghamshire.”Yes, Ashwin will be playing for the Notts this season. The CoA had already made it clear that any centrally contracted cricketer will have automatic rights to play County cricket if that player gets an offer. Ashwin’s deal is almost final and only the CEO needs to sign his NoC,” a senior BCCI functionary privy to the development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.After Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane inked a deal with Hampshire, it is the turn of Ashwin to play six division 1 County games for the Nottinghamshire side that also has England’s premier fast bowler Stuart Broad in their ranks.This will be Ashwin’s second stint in English County, having played four games for Worcestershire during the 2017 season.It was a fruitful season back then for the 32 year old, who got 20 scalps in four games and also scored 214 runs.The BCCI has been in touch with the various county sides as they want their top long form specialists to play county cricket every season during June and July.As of now, Rahane, Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara (with Yorkshire on three year contract) are certain to play the county games.Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma may also feature in a few games if things fall in place.As far as the youngsters are concerned, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari and Mayank Agarwal will be with the India A side in the West Indies as a part of the shadow tour before the senior squad embarks on its journey.advertisementWorld Test Championship will begin soon after the ICC World Cup with the Ashes in England starting the event, while the Windies tour India, and New Zealand hosts Sri Lanka — both in July.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh considering retirement, may seek BCCI permission to play private T20 leaguesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: 5 pacers likely to make a huge impact in EnglandAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow NottinghamshireFollow BCCIFollow World Test Championshiplast_img