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Warwickshire County Cricket Club has signed England international all-rounder Moeen Ali on a three-year white-ball contract.
The 35-year-old turned down a long deal at Worcester to sign a three-year white-ball Bears contract.
“I’m delighted to return home to Edgbaston. I was born and raised just a few miles away from the stadium, with my life always centred around Birmingham," said Moeen.
“When the opportunity presented itself, it was a decision I couldn’t say no to and I believe I have unfinished business at the Bears,"
“I’m incredibly excited to be back and to play in front of the best atmosphere in world cricket. It’s a place that has so much history and players always have memories and stories of playing here. I’m looking forward to contributing and be part of hopefully something special.”
Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace said: “Mo is a huge signing for Warwickshire and a real statement of intent for our ambitions. Mo is someone I’ve known for many years and is a leader on and off-the-pitch. The experience he will bring to the Club will be pivotal in our development as a team.
“He says himself that he has unfinished business at Warwickshire and I’m sure the Members and supporters will be excited to see Mo back as a Bear.”
Moeen made 228 matches for England (64 Tests, 119 ODIs and 49 T20Is) scoring 5,470 runs (eight centuries) and taking 318 wickets.