Holder to play with Northamptonshire

West Indies’ bowler Jason Holder will be heading to England to play county cricket.
Associated Press / Arnulfo Franco

West Indies Test and One-Day captain Jason Holder has signed up to play with English county Northamptonshire for several matches of the upcoming summer campaign, the east Midlands club announced last week.

The 27-year all-rounder will play the first two County Championship matches against Middlesex and Glamorgan, as well as the first six games in the Royal London One-Day Cup, in the domestic season, which gets underway from April 5, 2019.

Holder’s county stint precedes the 50-overs World Cup in England, which bowls off on May 30.

“England is somewhere I’ve wanted to play for a long time and I’m looking forward to the experience of county cricket and testing myself in the different conditions,” Holder said.

The move comes in the wake of Holder’s rise to the pinnacle of the Test all-rounder rankings, being the first West Indian player to do so in nearly half a century.

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