The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the signing of Dominic Drakes for the next four Vitality Blast games.

Drakes, an all-rounder from Barbados, will be available for the next four Vitality Blast games as a replacement for Shadab Khan, who will return to Pakistan for international duty alongside Haris Rauf after tonight’s game.

Rauf is replaced in the squad by New Zealand international Finn Allen, who is set to debut for the Vikings on Friday.

Yorkshire CCC’s Interim Managing Director of Cricket Darren Gough said: “We are delighted to welcome Dominic to Yorkshire for the next four T20 games and we may also look at playing him in the Championship game against Hampshire.

“He’s a very talented young player having just arrived from the IPL where he was part of the winning Gujarat Titans squad.

“As a left-arm bowler and a destructive left-handed batter he offers another great option for our squad.”

Drakes said: “I’m really excited to get going with Yorkshire as I’ve always wanted to experience county cricket.

“The opportunity to play at a world-class venue like Headingley is fantastic. The Vikings have a really strong squad and I’m looking forward to helping them challenge for silverware this year.”

Pakistan fast bowler Rauf will return to national duty after tonight’s game having taken 15 First-Class and four T20 wickets for Yorkshire.

Commenting on his spell with the Club, Gough said: “Haris has made a huge impact for the Club during his time with us. His talent is clear to see and I’m sure he has the skills required to forge a brilliant career in Test Match cricket, to go alongside his well-established exploits in white-ball cricket.

“I’m looking forward to seeing his career continuing to develop in the coming years, and hopefully we can welcome him back to Yorkshire again soon.”

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