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."

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England pace bowler Mahmood joins Essex

Former England seamer Sajid Mahmood has signed for Essex. The Bolton-born paceman was released by former employers Lancashire in September.