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Rafiq pens one-year extension
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club are pleased to confirm that Azeem Rafiq has signed a one-year contract extension.
The off-spinning all-rounder re-signed for the Club until the end of the 2016 campaign back in June this year, after two years out of the professional game.
Rafiq, who was released by the White Rose in 2014, has adopted a very different approach to playing the game since being afforded a second chance by Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon.
“I’m really pleased! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since June, but I’ve enjoyed every second,” he said.
“To be part of a successful team and to play a little part in that is great. In the longer term, of course a new contract is what I’ve been working hard for. Back in June it was about grasping a second opportunity and playing every day like it was my last. I just wanted to soak up as much as I could from what is a great environment. My aims were to enjoy it more than the last time and to contribute in any way I could to some success.
“This is my first time as a player at Lord’s and to go there and win the County Championship would be very special indeed. Having practiced there yesterday, it’s an incredible place and winning there and lifting the trophy would be something to look back on at the end of my career.