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Sussex signs Piyush Chawla

Sussex has roped in Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla as a short-term replacement for Pakistan pacer Yasir Arafat.

cricket Updated: Jun 11, 2009 19:15 IST

Sussex has roped in Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla as a short-term replacement for Pakistan pacer Yasir Arafat.

The 20-year-old Uttar Pradesh leggie will make his Sussex debut on Thursday, against Worcestershire in the LV County Championship.

"We've been looking for a bowler who can potentially change the course of a game and we're sure Piyush will fit the bill," Sussex Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said.

"Leg spinners have proven success not only at our club, but in county cricket across the board. We're looking forward to him joining us," Robinson added.

Arafat was part of the Pakistan squad in the Twenty20 World Cup but a hamstring injury he sustained during the group stage led to his withdrawal from the tournament.

Chawla will be with Sussex until at least the end of the month when Arafat is due to return.