Fawad Ahmed signed by Melbourne’s T20 side

The Melbourne Renegades have signed Pakistani legspinner and former refugee Fawad Ahmed to a one-year contract in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 league.

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Published: Thu 22 Nov 2012, 3:55 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 12:25 AM

Ahmed, who helped Australia prepare for the first test against South Africa because his delivery is similar to the visitors’ legspinner Imran Tahir, was granted a permanent visa to remain in Australia last week.

Renegades’ chief executive Stuart Coventry said in a statement Thursday that Ahmed is “now ready to explore the depths of his talent without the stress of hanging on for a decision to be made regarding his refugee status ... he is a genuine talent.”

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