Zafar Gohar extends Gloucestershire spell until 2024

The Pakistan left-arm spinner took 60 wickets in his first full season at Bristol and will remain for at least another two years


Gloucestershire have retained the services of Zafar Gohar across formats for the next two seasons.

The Pakistan left-arm spinner, who originally joined for a short stint in 2021, is now contracted until the end of the 2024 campaign.

His first full season at Bristol was a fruitful one, taking 60 wickets across the formats to scoop the players' player of the season award.

Currently in his Pakistan homeland playing for Central Punjab in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he will join up with the rest of the Gloucestershire squad in the spring ahead of the new campaign.

"I'm delighted to have committed my future to Gloucestershire for the next two years," said the 27-year-old, who has played one Test and a single ODI for his country.


Gohar also played a key role in the Royal London Cup (Stu Forster/Getty Images)

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Bristol last season and have made some great friends in the dressing room, so I’m really excited to be back.

"There's a lot of talent in the group and I want to do my best to help the team next achieve success, starting with promotion back to Division One of the County Championship next season."

Head coach Dale Benkenstein added: "It's great news to have secured Zafar's services for the next two years, he grew as a player and as a member of the squad as the 2022 season progressed.

"We firmly believe we still haven't seen the best of Zafar yet, which is really exciting, and we will continue to help Zafar reach his true potential as a match-winner for Gloucestershire."

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