LAHORE - Junaid Khan is set to represent Lancashire this summer after receiving permission to play from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), it is reliably learnt.

The seamer will arrive in June and play in their Friends Life Twenty20 campaign. He will also vie for a place in the LV County Championship side with the club’s other overseas player Ashwell Prince in the second half of the season.

Junaid Khan, 22, has played five Tests and 11 one-day internationals for Pakistan and had an impressive spell with Lancashire last season, particularly bowling at the death during their Twenty20 campaign.

Talking exclusively to this scribe from Peshawar on telephone, he said: “I am fully fit and received clearance information from the PCB to appear in the Lancashire Twenty20 stint.”

He said his appearance would help him getting rhythm during the Lancashire representation.

“He was out of practice and needed some practice to regain his rhythm and form to represent Pakistan against Sri Lanka and Australia series to be played in Sri Lanka. I am doing exercises to keep me fit and serve Pakistan in future,” he added.

The left-arm fast bowler has immense talent and has a long and bright future for Pakistan if he provided with the opportunities by the selectors. He said that he had desire to bring laurels for country with his all-round performances as the country had given him name and fame and now its his turn to pay back to the country with his good shows,” he believed.

Earlier, the talented left-arm seamer, who starred for the Red Rose in the last year’s Friends Life Twenty20, agreed a return to Old Trafford earlier this month, subject to approval from the PCB.

Lancashire have now confirmed that the clearance has been received for Junaid who is due to arrive in June and will be eligible to play in all competitions.