Cricket: Yorkshire join chase for Schultz

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The Independent Online
YORKSHIRE'S search for an overseas fast bowler expanded to South Africa yesterday, when they joined Middlesex in the chase for Brett Schultz, writes Glenn Moore. The interest is in spite of Schultz having been ruled out of South Africa's current tour of Australia, because of a stress fracture of a knee.

Schultz, 23, a left-armer who is expected to tour England with South Africa this summer, would replace Richie Richardson in 1995, when the West Indies are touring.

Yorkshire, having ditched their 'Yorkshire-born' policy, in order to secure a foreign fast bowler, have been unable to acquire such a player. Australia's Craig McDermott pulled out through injury in 1992 and was replaced by the Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, while the West Indians, Anderson Cummins and Kenneth Benjamin, were not deemed big enough names by Yorkshire Television, who provide the overseas player sponsorship.

Schultz made his Test debut against India a year ago, but is still recovering from a knee operation.

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