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Pathan musing over county offer

May 15, 2005 14:14 IST

English county side Middlesex said it has signed Irfan Pathan as a replacement for South African Nantie Hayward but the Indian seamer was neither willing to confirm or deny the news.

"We are delighted to have signed a world class bowler in Irfan as his (Hayward's) replacement," Middlesex coach John Emburey was quoted as saying on the county's official website.

But Pathan, when contacted in Vadodara, sidestepped a query in this regard saying he has many offers.

"I have many offers. I don't want to comment on it now. I will decide by Tuesday," said Pathan, who has 45 wickets from 13 Tests besides 47 scalps in 29 one-day internationals.

South African fast bowler Hayward is expected to be out of action for the next six weeks due to a groin injury.

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