Kent are poised to sign Wahab Riaz, the Pakistan left-arm paceman, after he received clearance from the Pakistan Cricket Board for a spell in county cricket.

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Kent, who have a small squad due to their financial situation, have been hit by a number of injuries to their pace bowlers this season and have often been forced to field an inexperienced line-up.

Riaz made his Test debut at The Oval on the tour of England last year and took 5 for 63 in the first innings to help set up a four-wicket win for Pakistan. Overall he has played seven Tests and taken 17 wickets along with 38 scalps in 22 one-day internationals.

The club hope the deal will be sealed next week once Riaz is granted the required visa.