DateLine: 3rd March 2012
Nelson have become the last club to engage a professional for 2012 with the signing of Pakistani batsman Shahzaib Hasan.
The 22 year-old has played in three One Day Internationals and ten T20s for Pakistan. Since making his First-class debut in 2008, Hasan has hit five centuries in compiling 2800 runs at 36.4. His right arm off breaks have picked up just 4 victims.
Hasan is described as a 'robust and ungainly opening batsman who hits the ball hard.' He played for Pakistan in their ICC World Twenty20 2009 Final win against Sri Lanka at Lords in 2009 making 19 at the top of the order.
Hasan will be Nelson's fourth Pakistani professional following in the footsteps of Saeed Ahmed, Sadiq Mohammed and Sarfraz Nawaz.