Yorkshire sign Lehmann

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Yorkshire yesterday signed Darren Lehmann, the Australian left- hander, as their replacement overseas player following Michael Slater's inclusion in the Australian touring party.

Surrey have opted not to chase a replacement for Brendon Julian, who is also in the squad. They say they are happy to rely on their up and coming youngsters.

Glamorgan intend to have Waqar Younis, the Pakistan fast bowler, back in Cardiff within the next 10 days to assess the injury their overseas signing picked up in Sri Lanka yesterday.

Waqar was initially reported as suffering from a stress fracture of the left ankle that would keep him out of action for a minimum of six weeks. But inquiries by the county indicate the problem is not as serious as was first feared and relates to the toe, not the ankle. Glamorgan's secretary, Mike Fatkin, admitted he was still "concerned".

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