• Northants contract extension for Levi

    Former Proteas batsman Richard Levi has signed a one-year contract extension with Northamptonshire in English county cricket.

    Levi played 13 T20Is in 2012 before forging a career in the United Kingdom. The 31-year-old right-hander also represented the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

    ‘It’s a really exciting time for Northamptonshire. I’m looking forward to next season. Hopefully I can contribute to the side in all formats,’ said Levi.

    Levi famously struck a record-breaking 117 not out off 51 balls for the Proteas against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton nine years ago.

    Northamptonshire head coach David Ripley added: ‘It’s certainly on both our radars that he gets himself into the red-ball team and scores heavily in Division One.

    ‘He’s more than capable of doing it and he’s done it before. He’s a match-winning cricketer and we are convinced we’re going to see more of that with Richard next season.’

    Northamptonshire have been promoted to next year’s County Championship Division One on the back of a successful 2019 Division Two campaign. Proteas stars Dwaine Pretorius and Temba Bavuma played for them this year.

    Meanwhile, former Proteas fast bowler Marchant de Lange has signed a two-year contract extension with Glamorgan.

    De Lange played two Tests, four ODIs and six T20Is between 2011 and 2016.

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