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Sydney Thunder sign Khawaja
Saturday 09 July 2011

Big Bash franchise Sydney Thunder have announced the signing of Usman Khawaja a day after another Big Bash franchise, the Perth Scorchers, claimed to have signed him.

Andrew Scotford, the WACA cricket manager, said there had been a "miscommunication" with Khawaja before the batsman left for Zimbabwe to join the Australia A tour, which is why they were forced to backtrack on claiming they had signed him on Friday.

But Khawaja will definitely turn out for the Thunder during the Big Bash after the 24-year-old revealed his delight at signing for the Sydney franchise.

"I am honoured to have the chance to be playing for the Sydney Thunder this season," Khawaja said in the statement.

”I have been very impressed by the calibre of players already in the squad and we are looking forward to making our mark in the first season of the Big Bash League." the southpaw concluded.

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