Another Canadian international cricketer will represent Stoneyford this summer after the Colac district powerhouse moved swiftly to cover its departing premiership imports.
Arslan Khan landed in Australia on Monday to join the reigning premier for the 2018-19 campaign which starts this Saturday.
Khan replaces fellow Canadians Farooq Qureshi and Farhan Malik, who took the competition by storm after arriving mid-season in 2017-18.
League officials recently capped international players to one per team unless clubs received written approval to have more.
Stoneyford skipper Dom Dare said Maroon Caps officials were thrilled to secure Khan after the promising all-rounder captained Canada at this year’s Under-19 World Cup.
The 19-year-old averaged almost 50 with the bat at this year’s tournament, top-scoring with 72 while also contributing 15 overs with his leg-breaks.
Khan will join a Stoneyford squad bolstered by the return of three-time league medallist Joe Dare, who watched from the sidelines as the Maroon Caps netted their fourth flag in five years last season, while Sylas Merrett has crossed from Bookaar to join his brother Tosh.
Dom Dare said the departing Malik gave a glowing report of fellow Canadian Khan.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.