November 27, 2010 (Island Cricket): Veteran first class cricketer, Ian Daniel, has signed with Furness CC in Cumbria, England, replacing South African, Niel Bredenkamp, as their overseas professional.
Daniel, 29, is expected to join Furness shortly, but is currently awaiting his British visa.
As a Sri Lanka U19 player and a seasoned first class cricketer who has represented Basnahira North, Basnahira South, Uva, Bloomfield CAC, Ragama CC, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A and Tamil Union CAC, Daniel will bring in a wealth of experience to the team from Cumbria. He also possesses an ECB Level 2 Coaching Certificate which Furness hopes will also assist their side.
In 2007, Daniel was chosen to captain a Sri Lanka Development XI to Bangladesh. The squad was made up of future Sri Lankan hopefuls namely Angelo Mathews, Suraj Randiv and Tharanga Paranavitana. But the talented right-hander, Daniel, was surprisingly omitted from representing Sri Lanka at the highest level.
Daniel has played 136 first class matches, racking up 14 centuries and 31 half centuries in a first class career spanning more than a decade.
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