Muckamore have signed Pakistan veteran Shoaib Khan as their overseas professional after a deal for South African Christaan Jonker fell through.
Jonker, the 31-year-old batsman, was Muckamore’s first choice but his planned season at Moylena was thrown into doubt after he played for his country in a recent T20 series against Australia.
It is believed that his registration would still have been approved by the Northern Cricket Union, but Jonker was subsequently selected for South Africa A, effectively ending Muckamore’s interest.
Shoaib Khan (39), who is described as a stalwart of Pakistani domestic cricket, played for Cliftonville in 2004/05.
In 148 first-class games, Khan has made 7,656 runs at an average of 35.44, including 17 hundreds, 38 fifties and a highest score of 300 not out.
As an overseas professional, Khan has spent the last three seasons at Surrey Championship club Esher where he struck 2,356 runs at an average of 73.69 with six centuries. He claimed 42 wickets at 26.40 with his off-spin.