Hampshire confirm Tahir signing

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South Africa spinner Imran Tahir will return to Hampshire for the final two games of the County season, in mid-September, pending the finalisation of his visa clearance.

South Africa spinner Imran Tahir will return to Hampshire for the final two games of the County season, in mid-September, pending the finalisation of his visa clearance.

The former Pakistani leg-spinner played for Hants between 2008 and 2011, and will be the overseas signing after fellow Proteas player Kyle Abbott's departure recently. He won't play in the <a href='http://www.paddypower.com/bet/cricket/royal-london-one-day-cup' target='_blank' class='instorylink'><b>Royal One-Day Cup</b></a>, though.

The club's statement read: "Hampshire Cricket can confirm that leg-spinner Imran Tahir has signed for the Club subject to visa clearance.

"The South-African will only be available for Hampshire's last two LV= County Championship matches against Kent at the Ageas Bowl and Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium."

Tahir first has to play a tri-series in Zimbabwe, against the hosts and Australia, before he can make his way to Southampton. <a href='http://www.paddypower.com/bet/cricket/odi-coupon' target='_blank' class='instorylink'><b>Paddy Power have tipped the Proteas to win</b></a> this three-way challenge.

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