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Mohammad Abbas unavailable for Nottinghamshire for 2020 County Championship
Contract Cancelled

Mohammad Abbas unavailable for Nottinghamshire for 2020 County Championship

Mohammad Abbas will not turn out for Nottinghamshire in this year's County Championship after his contract with the club was cancelled by mutual consent.

The right-arm pacer had signed with Nottinghamshire for the first nine games of the first-class competition before linking up with the national side for Pakistan's tour of England.

However, these plans were thrown into disarray due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has already caused domestic cricket in England and Wales to be delayed until the start of August. Many overseas stars will not be in action in the 2020 County Championship while the tournament is under the process of being rescheduled.

Abbas remains in Nottinghamshire's plans for future seasons as his performances across the upcoming three Tests in England will be keenly followed by the county club.

"We hope that circumstances will allow Mohammad to play some Test cricket in England this summer for Pakistan, and will certainly be watching with interest," said the side's Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

"His ability, nous and experience have made him a threatening proposition in English conditions, and whilst it's impossible for him to link up with us this year, we're certainly not closing the door on welcoming him to Trent Bridge in the future," he added.

Abbas rose to prominence at the back of splendid bowling displays in the UAE as soon as he entered the Test team. He boasts a tally of 75 wickets in 18 Tests for his country and has been contracted with Leicestershire in the past in county cricket.