Shahzad joins Lancashire
Ajmal Shahzad has moved from Yorkshire to Lancashire on loan for the rest of the season after falling out of favour at Headingley.
The 26-year-old made his Yorkshire debut back in 2004 and became the first Yorkshire-born player of Asian extraction to play for the county. After a few years of finding his feet in the domestic game the Huddersfield-born star began to blossom and he took 40 first-class wickets in 2009, while making nearly 500 runs. England came calling a year later and the talented all-rounder made his Test debut against Bangladesh at Old Trafford, scoring five runs and taking four wickets as England won by an innings. But he has failed to progress as expected over the past couple of years and has fallen way down the international pecking order, having last played for England more than a year ago. It was announced last week that Shahzad would be free to leave the White Rose county either on loan or on a permanent basis as it was felt better for all parties if he seek employment elsewhere. Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie has recently praised the fast bowler but it appears that they do not see eye to eye on a few cricketing matters. The Tykes took to Twitter to reveal the situation with the county tweeting just last week: "Both parties are on different cricket pages but he's a genuine talent. "Ajmal had different thoughts on how his cricket should go than the club. He wasn't happy. It threatened positive atmosphere in squad. "No one at the club is happy that Ajmal has gone and we do genuinely wish him well." The player himself has also used the social networking site to express his delight at Lancashire's decision to snap him up. He tweeted: "It's a great feeling to be back into cricket today. I appreciate Lancashire for having me on a loan agreement till the end of the season."