Australia opener Simon Katich and former West Indies skipper Shivnarine Chanderpaul have signed for English county side Lancashire for part of this season, the club said on Thursday.
Left-hander Katich will join Lancashire for the duration of June before joining the Australian squad who face Pakistan in a two-test series in England in July.
Chanderpaul, another left-handed batsman who has also played for Durham, will join in mid-July and will play for the remainder of the season.
Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara was due to be the Red Rose county’s overseas player for the second part of the season, but international commitments meant the move was cancelled.
“While it was disappointing to learn that Kumar wasn’t coming it is fantastic that we have been able to secure the services of two world-class left handed batsmen to keep the continuity within the side once Ashwell Prince departs,” head coach Peter Moores told the club’s website (www.lccc.co.uk).
(Editing by Miles Evans;