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Kolpak hit the Africans again

By Aditya Pratap Arya -

South African cricket is having a bad time off the field. They are affected a lot by the Kolpak deal as their players are leaving the country to play in County Cricket. Latest edition in this list is all-rounder David Wiese, who signed three years contract with English County Sussex. It is the third incident of this kind in the last few days. Before him, his team mates Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw moved to Hampshire.

The 31-year old has played in county cricket in last year for the same team. Other than that he was the part of six ODIs and 20 T20Is for his country. Sussex announced his inclusion in the team on Monday. Head coach of Sussex Mark Davis said on this call “We are thrilled to have David joining us at Sussex Cricket. He is an extremely accomplished all-rounder cricketer who is effective in all formats and will bring great experience and skill to our group.”

South African lad is looking happy with the club. He said in his press release for Sussex, “I’m very excited to be joining Sussex on a long-term deal. I thoroughly enjoyed my stint with the club last year and it made my decision so much easier when offered to return. Sussex is an extremely ambitious club and I look forward to being part of their future.”

He further added, “I would like to thank Cricket South Africa for giving me the opportunity of fulfilling my lifelong dream of representing my country in the sport I love.”

It will take some time to cover up from this squander as CSA lost such talented cricketers. Kyle Abbott was a genuine quick and has a good record for South Africa in white clothes. On the other hand Rilee Rossouw and David Wiese were their limited over cricketers and had a fine record for their nation. 

Aditya Pratap Arya

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