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Yorkshire sign Matt Milnes from Kent

Yorkshire have made their first home signing beneath new administration after Matt Milnes agreed a three-year deal which can see him be a part of from Kent.
A lot of gamers will depart the membership this yr: Steven Patterson introduced on Thursday night that he had been informed he would go away on the finish of the season and stood down from the membership captaincy, whereas David Willey and Tom Kohler-Cadmore have already confirmed strikes to Northamptonshire and Somerset respectively.

However the signing of Milnes, who has impressed throughout codecs for Kent since his transfer from Nottinghamshire in 2018, serves as a vote of confidence in Yorkshire’s new regime. That has been led by Ottis Gibson, who was introduced in as head coach forward of this season after the mass employees sackings which adopted Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of an institutionally racist tradition on the membership throughout his time as a participant.

“We’re delighted to have signed a top-quality participant in Matthew Milnes,” Darren Gough, Yorkshire’s interim director of cricket, mentioned. “He is a really skilful quick bowler who will add some nice competitors to the group of seamers that now we have right here at Yorkshire.

“He is proven what he can do with a purple ball, and we’re assured he might be a pressure inside our Championship aspect, in addition to providing one other nice choice to our white-ball groups.

“We’ve seen this yr the significance of getting a superb group of quick bowlers, with the schedule that means relaxation and rotation is required for them at instances to maintain everybody as contemporary as potential and keep away from accidents.”

Milnes mentioned: “I’ve had 4 blissful and profitable seasons with Kent, and I’ll at all times be grateful to Paul Downton, Matt Walker and my team-mates for his or her help through the years.

“It was a troublesome determination, however this looks like the best time to embrace a brand new problem. I’m excited by the prospect of becoming a member of Yorkshire and dealing with Ottis and his teaching employees. Hopefully, it will assist me enhance and push on to larger ranges.”

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