Mahmood seals loan switch

  • Last Updated: August 20 2012, 9:51 BST

Lancashire fast bowler Sajid Mahmood has joined Somerset on loan until the end of the season.

Sajid Mahmood: Has agreed to move to Somerset on loan

The former England paceman has not played a first-team match for Lancashire since June 14's Friends Life t20 clash with Derbyshire.

Lancashire cricket director Mike Watkinson said: "At this stage of the season, Saj needs to be playing cricket week in, week out.

"Due to injuries and international call-ups, Somerset are a bit thin on the ground in terms of fast bowling. Therefore, it's a win-win situation for all parties."

Mahmood goes straight into Somerset's squad for Tuesday's County Championship game against Sussex, with Gemaal Hussain and Alfonso Thomas both injury doubts.