Derbyshire's Imran Tahir selected for World XI side
Imran Tahir has been selected for a World XI touring squad for a three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan in September.
Backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the one-off series sees the return of international cricket to Pakistan with three Twenty20s taking place in Lahore.
Tahir has agreed a short-term release with Derbyshire to allow him to feature in the series, which takes place from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 September.
The 38-year-old is due to miss one Specsavers County Championship match away versus Sussex, before returning for four-day fixture versus Kent, starting on Tuesday 19 September at Chesterfield.
Director of Cricket, Kim Barnett said: “Everyone at the club would like to wish Imran a safe and successful trip. It’s a great opportunity for him and we look forward to welcoming him back for the final two fixtures of the season.
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“This will now provide an opportunity for other guys to get first-class experience and push for a place, for this season and beyond.
“We have a very talented squad who are all determined to do well and have a successful end to the four-day campaign.”