Stenhousmuir Cricket Club put deal to bring in overseas professional on hold

Stenhousmuir Cricket Club have had to "pause" negotiations to bring an overseas professional to the club with it unclear how much cricket, if any, they will play this season.

By Martyn Simpson
Friday, 24th April 2020, 7:45 am
Former Stenhousemuir Cricket Club professional Rushdie Jappie (left) was a big hit during his time with the club

The club were in discussions for a new professional to come in, following in the footsteps of Tryst Road favourite Rushdie Jappie and last season's pro Yaseen Valli.

Club secretary and treasurer Steven McLaren told the Herald that a deal was "arranged and cancelled" following the postponment of the season due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and UK lockdown.

He said: "We were in the process of organising our pro and already had an overseas armature in place.

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"Those are both on pause now and we don't know if their will be enough cricket played this season to justify the cost of getting someone in."

The club were due to play their first pre-season friendly last weekend with the new season beginning in May but everything is now on hold until the clubs and governing bodies have more clarity on the current situation.