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England pacer Saqib Mahmood signs two-year extension with Lancashire

England paceman Saqib Mahmood has signed a two-year extension with Lancashire Cricket Club (LCC). Mahmood's contract was due to expire at the end of the current season, but will now see him play for the club until 2024.

In all, he has played 65 matches for Lancashire, including 24 First-Class matches and 34 List-A games. 

Mahmood ecstatic to sign a new deal

Speaking about his extension with the club, Mahmood said: "I am really pleased to be able to commit my future to the Club who have shown faith in me from my days in age-group cricket to now at First Team level.

It’s been a difficult few months since suffering the stress fracture to my back, but the support from Lancashire Cricket and in particular our Medical Department has played a huge role in my ongoing recovery.”

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Lancashire director of cricket opines on Mahmood’s contract extension

Director of Cricket Performance Mark Chilton expressed his delight over Mahmood's stay with the club.

He said, “Saqib is an immensely talented fast bowler and we are thrilled he has committed his future to the Club. It’s obviously been an incredibly frustrating season for him personally with the injury but he’s making good progress and we’re looking forward to getting him fit and firing for us again.”

The 25-year-old has so far played two Tests, seven One-Day Internationals (ODI), and 12 T20Is for England, claiming 27 wickets across formats since making his debut in 2019.

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