Yorkshire County Cricket Club have confirmed the signing of Pakistan top-order batsman Younus Khan.
Khan, 37, will join Yorkshire in April and will be available for the LV= County Championship opener at New Road against Worcestershire starting on Sunday April 12.
The Pakistani right-hander returns to the White Rose county where he starred in 2007. In 19 Championship innings for Yorkshire, he scored 824 runs at an average of 48.47 including a top score of 217 not out against Kent at Scarborough in the July of that year.
Ryan Sidebottom has signed a one-year extension with Yorkshire which will keep him at Headingley until at least December 2016.
The Huddersfield born left-armer, who is in his second spell with Yorkshire, will start his 18th season in First-class cricket this year.
Yorkshire cancer research have announced a partnership with county cricket champions Yorkshire on what is World Cancer Day.
Club president Dickie Bird joined members of Yorkshire's first team squad and the charity's chief executive to mark the two year deal with a balloon release on the pitch at Headingley.
It is hoped the partnership will raise awareness of the disease which kills 253 people in Yorkshire every week:
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has completed the signings of Australian international batsmen Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell
Finch, the 28-year-old Australian T20 captain, will be returning to Headingley for his second spell after a successful campaign last term. He will arrive after his Indian Premier League commitments in May.
Hard-hitting batsman Glenn Maxwell, 26, will arrive after his IPL obligations and will play for the Yorkshire Vikings in the T20 Blast competition. This week he won the coveted Cricket Australia’s Twenty20 Player of the Year at the Allan Border Medal evening in Sydney.
Both players have been named in Australia’s ICC World Cup squad, which gets underway next month in Australia and New Zealand and are currently playing against England and India in the Tri-Series tournament in their native country.
Yorkshire and England Lions opening batsman Adam Lyth has signed a three-year contract extension, which will keep him at the club until at least December 2018.
The left-hander is currently on tour with the England Lions in South Africa and after a memorable 2014, which saw him win every major domestic player of the year award alongside Yorkshire winning their 33rd County title, Lyth is looking forward to another successful campaign across all formats.
Lyth scored 1489 Championship runs last term topping the run scoring charts with an average of 67.68.
With the Whitby-born opener playing the best cricket of his career, many in the game believe that Lyth is capable of reaching his potential and earning Test recognition in the next 12 months, which is an ambition he still wishes to fulfil.
Yorkshire County Cricket star Ryan Sidebottom has opened brand new nets at Hopton Mills Cricket Club.
The project was funded by a £46,000 grant which coach Richard Myers says will make a big difference to the club.
Championship winning bowler Sidebottom told ITV Calendar he hoped it would encourage more people to play cricket:
England selectors have confirmed that six Yorkshire players have been named in the England Lions squads for the tour of South Africa beginning in early January.
Having been involved with the England Performance Programme during the winter, Jonathan Bairstow, Jack Brooks, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid have been selected.
Yorkshire's Gary Ballance and Joe Root have both been named in England's ICC 2015 World Cup squad.
Ballance replaces Alistair Cook in the 15-man squad, who has been dropped as captain in favour of Eoin Morgan.
Ballance is one of three changes to the squad that suffered a recent 5-2 series defeat in Sri Lanka.
Yorkshire's Jack Brooks, Liam Plunkett, Tim Bresnan, Adil Rashid and Jonny Bairstow, who were all named in England's preliminary 30-man squad, have not been selected.
Yorkshire have seven players selected in England’s initial 30-man squad for the ICC World Cup.
Seamer Jack Brooks has received his first England call up with Adil Rashid making a return to the England set-up.
They're joined by fellow county championship winners Liam Plunkett, Tim Bresnan, Jonathan Bairstow, Gary Ballance and Joe Root.
Yorkshire cricketer Gary Ballance has been named Emerging Cricketer of the Year at the ICC awards.
The left-handed batsman scored three Test centuries during his first season in international cricket and helped Yorkshire win this year's County Championship for the first time in 13 years.