• Behardien also joins Durham

    Former Proteas batsman Farhaan Behardien has signed a contract with Durham in English county cricket.

    Behardien will join Cape Cobras batsman David Bedingham at Durham. Bedingham’s contract was confirmed earlier on Friday.

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    ‘Behardien is such an experienced cricketer and with the young group of players we have in the squad he will help them develop their all-round game,’ said Durham director of cricket Marcus North.

    ‘When Dale Benkenstein and Michael Di Venuto joined the club, it wasn’t just their performances on the field, it was the knowledge and experience they passed on to young players. The likes of Mark Stoneman and Scott Borthwick’s development was influenced through that exposure and we see this being a very important role for Behardien.

    ‘We are delighted to have him at Durham and are excited to welcome him.’

    The 36-year-old Behardien played 59 ODIs and 38 T20Is between 2012 and 2018. He is currently playing for the Titans in South African domestic cricket.

    ‘Signing for Durham comes at an exciting time in my career, I have loved representing South Africa for many years, but now is the time to explore a new chapter,’ added Behardien.

    ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for me to support Durham’s ambitions and play a key role moving
    forward in their success. I look forward to joining up with the squad during their pre-season tour.’

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