Sohail Tanvir to extend Hampshire stay

Sohail Tanvir

Hampshire's overseas bowler Sohail Tanvir has extended his stay with the county until 28 August.

Tanvir, 28, will be available for the entire FLt20 campaign, as well as for their final YB40 game against Derby.

Compatriot Saeed Ajmal had been set to arrive in August but that move fell through.

"Tanvir will stay with us for the rest of the month [August] so that is a real bonus," Hampshire manager Giles White told BBC Radio Solent.

"He will play a part in a lot of our one-day cricket so that is good news."

White says the county will look to bring in another overseas player, depending on whether they are still in the YB40 and how competitive they are in the County Championship.

"We will see where we are and maybe someone will come in for the rest of the Championship season. There is a fair chunk, so we'll see.

"It's been quite fluid. He came in for T20, Ajmal couldn't make it over so we've made alternative arrangements and Sohail will stay until the end of the month."