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Essex reveal start date for new chief

Derek Bowden Credit: Empics

Essex County Cricket club have announced that new Chief Executive Derek Bowden will start work on April 2nd.

The former Ipswich Town Chief Executive was appointed last month.

Nigel Hilliard, Chairman of Essex Cricket said, “We look forward to working with Derek in what will be a momentous period for the Club with the ground redevelopment imminent.”

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Grayson: Saj a quality addition to squad

Essex Head Coach Paul Grayson
Essex Head Coach Paul Grayson Credit: PA

Essex Head Coach Paul Grayson said he was delighted Mahmood had joined the club.

"I like cricketers who feel they have point to prove to people and he has lots of ability, he's experienced and he's a fit guy who can bowl with good pace as well so we feel Saj will be a real addition to the squad."

Mahmood: Essex move a new beginning

Mahmood
Mahmood in action Credit: PA

Former England fast bowler Sajid Mahmood has signed for Essex.

The Bolton-born paceman was released by former employers Lancashire, his county side for a decade, in September.

The 30-year-old collected eight Test and 26 one-day caps for his country but last featueed in 2009.

Mahmood said: "I am delighted to be joining Essex. Playing at Lancashire was a great experience for me and I thank them for all they did for my cricket. I see this move as a new beginning and can't wait to get started.

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