Windies fast bowler Kemar Roach to play seven games for Surrey in English County Championships

By March 05, 2021

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has signed with County Championship side Surrey for the first seven games of the season.

He is expected to leave for the United Kingdom after the second Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka in late March.

The 32-year-old Barbadian is being brought in by Surrey following the departure of Morne Morkel and Sam Curran and Tom Curran set to miss the start of the season because of duties in the Indian Premier League (IPL), according to ESPNCricinfo.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Surrey for the early part of the summer," Roach said. "Two grounds I wanted to play at as a kid were the two Ovals: Kensington and The Oval, home of Surrey.

"When Alec Stewart showed an interest in me I had no hesitation in saying yes to him. The club has a strong squad with a nice balance of youth and experience. I would like to thank CWI for allowing me the opportunity to go back and play county cricket again after a number of years."

At Surrey, he will join South Africa’s Hashim Amla as the club’s second overseas player for the early part of the season.

Roach, who has 384 first-class wickets, last played in the county championships in 2011 when he suited up for Worcestershire.

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