Paceman Collins joins Middlesex

Former West Indies bowler Pedro
Collins is to join Middlesex for the 2010 season, as a Kolpak player.

Collins, 33, played in 32 Tests and
in 30 one-day internationals for the West Indies after making his debut in
1999.

The left-arm pace bowler has taken
106 Test wickets at an average of 34.63 plus a further 39 one-day wickets at
just 31.07.

Collins said: “I am delighted
to be returning to England to play county cricket this summer.”

Middlesex see Collins as the final
piece of the jigsaw in their seam bowling attack.

Collins said: “Playing at
Lord’s with West Indies was always a special experience and the thought of
playing there for Middlesex with the home support on my side is very exciting.

“The club has made some good
signings this summer to complement a strong squad so I look forward to helping
it challenge for silverware.”

Collins was a Kolpak player for
Surrey for two years until he was released in 2009. He last played for the West
Indies in 2006.

Middlesex managing director for
cricket Angus Fraser said: “Pedro will bolster our seam attack, bringing
experience and variety to it.”

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