Will Williams ends his Canterbury career to sign up with Lancashire New Zealand’s Will Williams, who has played domestic cricket for Canterbury for the past decade, will serve as a local player for the next three-and-a-half years with the use of his British passport. have joined.

New Zealand’s Will Williams Ends Canterbury Career To Sign Up With Lancashire

The Registered as a non-foreign player:-

Williams joined Lancashire on a short-term overseas deal last month, but is now registered as a non-overseas player across all formats, and is available with immediate effect. The move effectively ended his Canterbury career.

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Williams has a remarkable record in his first-class career, having taken 123 wickets in the right-arm medium-pacer in 23.15, and has also taken 81 wickets in the white-ball formats.

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New Zealand’s Will Williams Ends Canterbury Career To Sign Up With Lancashire

A Big Life Decision:-

“It was a big life decision to use my British heritage to take local player status and give up my ability to play back in New Zealand,” Williams said.

“However, I felt it was an incredible opportunity to learn and develop my game. I want to thank the club – in particular, Mark Chilton [director of cricket] and Glenn Chappell [coach] – for making this happen.

“The boys have already made me feel at home here and I look forward to playing at Emirates Old Trafford for the first time in front of my members and supporters and helping this great club challenge for the trophy again.”

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New Zealand’s Will Williams Ends Canterbury Career To Sign Up With Lancashire

He has a British Passport:-

Chilton said Williams had been identified as a potential overseas player last winter before the club learned he had a British passport and was “on the option” of moving to the UK to play as a local player. was thinking”.

“Due to injuries and international selection. We needed a fast bowler on short notice for the County Championship matches last month,” said Chilton.

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New Zealand’s Will Williams Ends Canterbury Career To Sign Up With Lancashire

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“Following Will’s performance in those matches, and following talks with him. We have made the decision to convert our short-term overseas contract to a local player contract.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for us and for Will. And he’s already a really good cricketer at the club. And we look forward to developing with us over the course of the next three-and-a-half seasons.”