|Full name||Imran Arif|
|Born||15 January 1981|
Kotli, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
|Bowling||Right arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||17 July 2008 Worcestershire v Glamorgan|
|Last First-class||5 September 2008 Worcestershire v Warwickshire|
|List A debut||3 August 2008 Worcestershire v Sussex|
|Last List A||30 August 2008 |
Worcestershire v Gloucestershire
Source: CricketArchive, 26 March 2009
Imran Arif (Urdu: عمران عارف; born 15 January 1981, in Kotli, Azad Kashmir) is a Pakistani-born English first-class cricketer. A fast-medium bowler, he currently plays for Worcestershire County Cricket Club.
He played in the second XI for Sussex during the 2007 season before moving to Worcestershire, where he played five second XI matches before earning a place in the first team, making his first-class debut against Glamorgan in July 2008, where he took seven wickets in the match, including 5/50 in the first innings as Worcestershire won by ten wickets.
He signed for Worcestershire as an overseas player, and a new two-year contract with Worcestershire could not be completed until he received a British passport. By 2009 he had lived in the UK for eight years, but did not hold a UK passport. He was granted this in March 2009, and Worcestershire's Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes told the Worcester News that Arif had "a wonderful talent". He added: "if he bowls like he did last year we will be very impressed."
Arif was released by Worcestershire at the end of the 2010 season having failed to hold down a first-team place in 2009 or 2010.
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- Imran signs 2 year contract Archived 14 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, www.wccc.co.uk, 27 July 2008
- Reeves, Michael (5 March 2009). "Arif gets his passport to success". Worcester News. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
- "Run-machine Ralph returns". The Shuttle. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
- "Worcestershire Release Fast Bowler Imran Arif". CricketWorld.com. 13 September 2010.