Limavady have announced that their new overseas professional for 2008 will be Pakistani Agha Sabir Ali.

The left hand opening batsman and left arm medium pacer bowler, who turns 27 on Tuesday, has played 63 First Class games for Karachi, Pakistan Customs and Pakistan International Airlways.

He boasts an impressive record with the bat, having scored 3205 runs at an average of 30.81, having scored 8 hundreds and 15 half centuries. He also has a highest first class score of 196, and is an excellent fielder, taking 43 catches.

He is a team mate of Glendermot professional Hasan Raza, and if he can do even half as well as the Rectory star, then Limavady will be well pleased.

Limavady will be attempting to secure their first league title since 2000, when their 7 in a row run came to an end. Since then, they have had to watch as Brigade have dominated the North West league, winning it 5 times, while Donemana have won it twice in that same period.

There have been better fortunes in the various cup competitions for the Roesiders - they are the current Northern Bank Senior Cup holders, having also won it in 2002 and 2003.

They were also the last North West side to win the Irish Senior Cup (2004), and with overseas professionals being eligible to play in this year's tournament, they will fancy their chances of repeating that success. They will first however have to overcome the challenge of 2006 winners, Railway Union.