Trinidad star joins Sudbury

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Sudbury Cricket Club are looking to cement their title challenge after agreeing to bring in Trinidad and Tobago international Akeal Hosein.

The 22-year-old all-rounder will fly over to England at the end of this month, where he is set to be a player-coach for the promotion-chasing Talbots.

Hosein is currently playing for the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League, which comes to a conclusion a week on Sunday.

And ahead of welcoming their new arrival to Friars Street, Sudbury’s vice chairman Louis Brooks believes the slow bowler will give everyone a boost.

“We haven’t got an overseas coach and wanted to bring one in if we could towards the end of the season,” he said. “He’ll give everyone a boost.

“Akeal has a good first-class record with both bat and ball, and is playing with high quality players.

“It’s always good to bring someone in with that experience. He’s a slow bowler who can help coach our slow bowlers Ben Hyett and Ben Reece.

“We’ve had some injuries recently, and will have some availability issues because of holidays coming up, so he’ll provide a good boost to have as someone extra in the squad.”

Hosein made his first-class debut for Trinidad in a Regional Four Day Competition semi-final against Jamaica back in 2013, after representing both Trinidad and the West Indies at under-19s level. The new Sudbury player-coach has taken 24 first-class wickets for Trinidad with an economy of 2.80, and scored an unbeaten 102 against the Leeward Islands last year.