Bangladesh-born right-arm pacer Arafat Bhuiyan, who has residency in the UK, has signed for English County side Kent.
Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but with UK residency, Arafat has taken 17 wickets for Kent Second XI, with best figures of 4-81 against Hampshire in the Second XI Championship last week. He currently plays his club cricket in the Kent Premier League for Blackheath & took 4-26 last time out at the weekend against St Lawrence & Highland Court.
“Kent Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of right-arm fast-medium bowler Arafat Bhuiyan for the remainder of the 2023 season,” a statement on the team’s website read.
On signing for Kent for the rest of the season, Arafat said: “I’m over the moon to have signed for Kent. It’s a dream come true to become a professional cricketer and I feel all my hard work has paid off.
“I’m grateful to Kent, especially Second XI Coach Mark Dekker, for the faith they have showed in me, and hope I can perform well if given the opportunity. Photo: Kent