Lancashire sign Kiwi cricket ace

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Lancashire have signed New Zealand cricket ace Mitchell McClenaghan for their Twenty20 campaign,

The left-arm seam bowler is currently playing for the Black Caps in the Champions Trophy.

He will join Australian Simon Katich in the Red Rose line-up for the short form of the game.

On joining the Old Trafford club, McClenaghan enthused: “Lancashire are a club with a great history and tradition, and I hope to be able to help the club to T20 success this season.”

Cricket director Mike Watkinson said he was delighted to get the New Zealander on board.

He added: “Mitch is a relative newcomer to international cricket but has made rapid progress to become a very influential member of the New Zealand one day side.”