The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the signing of 20-year-old Jafer Chohan on a rookie contract until October 2023.

The leg-spinner, who came through the ranks at Middlesex and has also represented Berkshire, will join up with the squad next week.

The 20-year-old year old played a pivotal role for Berkshire as they secured the National Counties 50 Over competition title in 2022, gaining him a place on the South Asian Cricket Academy (SACA). SACA provided Chohan with the platform to showcase his skills against county 2nd XI’s, where he made an instant impression leading the attack and becoming a key member of the squad.

In November, Chohan further impressed at SACA’s open day at the Adil Rashid Cricket Centre where he was then invited to trial with Yorkshire.

The Club will support Chohan as he continues his studies at Loughborough University, with the bowler set to be available for selection in all formats from the start of the season.

Yorkshire CCC’s Managing Director of Cricket Darren Gough said: “We are thrilled to have signed Jafer for the 2023 season having been impressed over the last few months.

“He is an impressive player with a unique skillset and I look forward to seeing what he can do in a Yorkshire shirt in 2023.”

SACA co-founder & Managing Director Dr Tom Brown said: “We’re delighted for Jafer and very excited to see what he can do now he has the chance to showcase his skills on the professional circuit. We’d like to thank Yorkshire for giving him this opportunity and look forward to seeing him in action for the white rose in 2023.”

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