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Middlesex miss out on Yuvraj deal

PUBLISHED: 14:16 23 March 2010 | UPDATED: 14:57 24 August 2010

MIDDLESEX have conceded defeat in their bid to bring Yuvraj Singh to Lord s this summer after Indian cricket chiefs failed to approve the deal. The Indian all-rounder had actually signed a contract to play Twenty20 cricket for Middlesex during the new sea

MIDDLESEX have conceded defeat in their bid to bring Yuvraj Singh to Lord's this summer after Indian cricket chiefs failed to approve the deal.

The Indian all-rounder had actually signed a contract to play Twenty20 cricket for Middlesex during the new season - and was even allocated a squad number.

But the Board of Cricket Control of India have scuppered the deal by insisting that Yuvraj play for his national team in a triangular tournament in Zimbabwe in late May and early June.

That would make him unavailable for any of Middlesex's home T20 fixtures and chief executive Vinny Codrington confirmed this week that the county have reluctantly pulled the plug on Yuvraj's signing.

"All of us at the club strongly feel that we couldn't have handled the Yuvraj situation any differently or indeed any better," said Codrington.

"It is vitally important that all Middlesex fans and members alike appreciate how swiftly things move in the current day game, and that situations can evolve overnight, which lead to a radically different position from one day to the next.

"It goes without saying that we are extremely disappointed to announce that our endeavours have proved to be in vain. It has clearly set back our preparations for this season's T20 campaign."

Middlesex are still hoping to clinch the signing of South African pace bowler Makhaya Ntini ahead of the news county season, which gets under way next month.

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