Yorkshire has kickstarted their domestic signing under new management as pacer Matt Milnes has signed a three-year deal to represent the club. Milnes has been stupendous in the ongoing season and previously played for Kent.
Yorkshire is currently under a transitional phase as a number of senior players are making their exit from the club. Incumbent skipper Steven Patterson has announced that he will terminate his contract and leave the club along with stepping down from the captaincy after the end of the season.
Left-Arm pacer David Willey who is currently on national duty has confirmed that he will be moving to Northamptonshire for the upcoming season. Astonishing frontline batsman Tom Cadmore is likely moving to Somerset.
Otis Gibson favoured Matt Milne
Matt Milnes’ signing comes ahead of a rejig in Yorkshire’s management. Newly appointed head coach Ottis Gibson favoured Milnes who had an amazing stint with Kent after moving from Northamptonshire in 2018. Earlier in the year, ex-head coach Azeem Rafiq was removed from his post after an institutional racism probe.
Director of Yorkshire county club Darren Gough expressed his pleasure after the signing of Matt Milnes. Gough added that Milnes is a very talented and skilful pacer and his engagement with the club will likely bring an upward deviation in the side’s success.
Meanwhile, Matt Milnes too was overwhelmed to join Yorkshire. Milnes said that is eager to join the contingent and thanked Paul Downton, Ottie Gibson and Darren Gough to show confidence in him. He added by stating that it was a tough decision to leave Kent and the pacer will give his wholehearted efforts for Yorkshire.
Yorkshire has been scintillating at the ongoing season with a couple of wins already. They also ended up in the quarterfinals of the T20 Blast. Milnes’s addition will definitely derive glory to the surging club.