year. Tendulkar was dropped by Yorkshire because of India's tour of Sri
Lanka in July, which would have meant him missing a large chunk of the
Azharuddin has never been a regular county cricketer. He played one season
for Derby as a replacement for Ian Bishop when the latter was injured.
There have been a couple of problems in recent years with Indian cricketers
playing county or league cricket in England due to the fact that the Indian
season starts a good month or so before the English season ends. There was
a case last year where two Indian cricketers playing in one of the Lancashire
leagues (Wasson and somebody else) both left their clubs at the end of July,
claiming long-term illnesses, but then both "recovered" enough to start the
Indian season a week or so later. This particular league has advised all
of its clubs not to employ Indian professionals because of this incident.