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Sussex close on second overseas signing
Sussex’s search for a second overseas signing for the Friend’s Life T20 competition appears to be over.
The county have agreed a deal with a player and are waiting for it to be ratified by his governing body, with an announcement expected in the next couple of days.
The Sharks confirmed the signing of New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris four months ago but have faced a number of setbacks in their pursuit of a second big name with the first game against Kent just 11 days away.
Coach Mark Robinson is keeping tight-lipped about the identity of the player but it is believed the target is a bowler – with Australian paceman Doug Bollinger one possibility.
Bollinger is available having been omitted from the Australia one-day squad for the tour of England later this month and has recently been playing in the IPL for the Chennai Super Kings.
The 30-year-old has played 12 Tests, 39 ODIs and two international T20s for Australia but has been out of the squad since last October.
Meanwhile, Sussex endured another tough day at Lord’s yesterday in their County Championship clash with Middlesex.
Chris Rogers made an unbeaten 93 as Middlesex reached 229-3 at the close having bowled out Sussex for 283 in the morning.