London: Discarded Indian spinner Murali Kartik has signed up with Somerset as its overseas player for 2010, switching sides with Middlesex.

Left-arm spinner Kartik, who joined Middlesex in 2007, has signed a one-year contract with Somerset.

The 33-year-old, who last played for India in an ODI in 2007, said it was a fantastic opportunity for him.

“It’s a new challenge for a player like me who has been playing first class cricket in England for the last five seasons,” Kartik said at the Somerset website. — PTI

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