India batsman Ajinkya Rahane has signed up with English county side Hampshire. He becomes the first Indian to represent Hampshire.
Rahane will feature in eight county matches from May to July, subject to visa clearance. The Mumbai player will replace South Africa’s Aiden Markram who will be representing his country in the World Cup.
“I am excited to be the first Indian to play for Hampshire, a county which has a glowing reputation. I hope to score runs and win as a team. I would like to thank the BCCI for allowing me to play,” Rahane said.
“Ajinkya showed an interest early in on and the way things have played out, it’s a great opportunity to get him over.
“We are really excited to have him with us,” said Giles White, Director of Cricket at Hampshire.