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Kent spinner Imran Qayyum signs new two-year contract

Kent spinner Imran Qayyum has signed a new two-year contract at the club.

The deal keeps the 26-year-old at the county until the end of the 2021 season.

Kent spinner Imran Qayyum on his way to career-best T20 figures against Somerset. Picture: Ady Kerry
Kent spinner Imran Qayyum on his way to career-best T20 figures against Somerset. Picture: Ady Kerry

“I’m really pleased that I’ve extended my time here at a club with such a good group of lads on and off the field," said Qayyum.

"Last year I showed that I can take wickets at home or away in limited overs cricket and I’m always looking to improve my game.”

Qayyum's stand-out performance last season was his best-ever T20 figures of 5-21 against Somerset in July.

He ended the T20 Blast competition with 12 wickets at an average of less than 19, and an economy rate below seven and a half runs per over.

Qayyum took five wickets in eight Royal London One-Day Cup outings last summer and will face competition for his place in the side from new recruit Hamidullah Qadri, who joined from Derbyshire in September.

Kent director of cricket Paul Downton said: “I’m delighted that Imran has extended his contract with Kent until the end of 2021.

“His performances over the last two years have made him a regular in our white ball side. He has shown his ability to get good players out on a number of occasions, and he’s working very hard on improving his consistency.

“We believe Imran will continue to develop his game and become a real match-winner.”

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