Mohammad Abbas remains in Nottinghamshire's sights for future campaigns, despite not being able to link up with the county for the 2020 season.
The Pakistan international was set to feature for Notts in early months of the County Championship, before the campaign was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Director of Cricket Mick Newell confirmed he will be keeping a keen eye on the right-armer's performances.
"We hope that circumstances will allow Mohammad to play some Test cricket in England this summer for Pakistan, and will certainly be watching with interest," he said.
"His ability, nous and experience have made him a threatening proposition in English conditions, and whilst it's impossible for him to link up with us this year, we're certainly not closing the door on welcoming him to Trent Bridge in the future."
Abbas has taken 75 wickets in 18 Tests for his country, having also enjoyed two previous seasons in county cricket with Leicestershire.