BBL|04: Stephen Parry joins the Brisbane Heat

Lancashire spinner Stephen Parry will play for Big Bash League outfit Brisbane Heat during their remaining fixtures.

The Manchester born left-armer replaces New Zealander Daniel Vettori, who will link up with his country’s ODI squad.

Heat have three remaining league fixtures and Parry will continue to represent the side should they make the knockout stages.

The 28 year-old has represented England in ODIs and T20Is in recent seasons and was a part of the England T20 squad for the World T20 last year.

Heat, coached by former Lancs captain Stuart Law, also have his Red Rose team-mate Andrew Flintoff in their ranks.

Parry is expected to make his debut against the Sydney Sixers at the Gabba on Sunday night.

Lancashire Cricket Director and Head Coach Ashley Giles said: “This is a good move for Stephen who will gain valuable experience playing in such a high profile competition.”

“He’s a good lad and a seasoned competitor for Lancashire. He’s a solid all-round cricketer so we expect him to slot in and play a similar role as the one Dan performed for us,” added Heat coach Stuart Law.

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