Cricket South Africa: Wayne Parnell Signs Kolpak Deal
Worcestershire have marked South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell on a 3 year Kolpak contract, following his spell as an abroad player this season.
The 29-year-old played from the Worcestershire side that won the T20 Blast out of the blue on Saturday.
A Kolpak deal didn’t end Wayne Parnell’s international career. A string of rubbish performances for the #Proteas and failing to capitalise on his opportunity (and his obvious talent as a youngster) ended his international career.
— Balls on the line (@BallsontheLine) September 17, 2018
What is a Kolpak Deal?
Kolpak deal implies that players from other nations can play cricket in any EU nation without being viewed as an abroad player. This implies they can sign contracts with English region sides without being seen as abroad players.
This deal also implies that Wayne Parnell will now not be able to play for his country.
Individual comrade Morne Morkel was the most noteworthy Kolpak marking this mid year, taking 50 wickets for Surrey.
Parnell has played 6 Tests, 65 one-day internationals and 40 T20 matches for South Africa, and last showed up for the Proteas in October 2017.
He has played in the T20 Blast and County Championship for Worcestershire after at first going along with them in July.
If Wayne Parnell never plays another test, he will retire with a test average of 27.6 and a strike rate of 37.0.
By comparison, Stuart Broad has an average of 28.92 with a strike rate of 58.3.
— Runningflyhalf (@Runningflyhalf) September 17, 2018
Wayne Parnell takes up deal with Worcestershire, effectively ends #Proteas career. Was SA U19 skipper in 2008 when Virat Kohli’s India beat them in the final of the WC. Didn’t quite hit the heights that many expected him to.2nd from that team to go Kolpak after Rossouw #sscricket
— thecricketblog (@thecricblogger) September 17, 2018
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