• Ingram sticks with Eastern Cape-like Wales county

    Former Proteas batsman Colin Ingram has signed a two-year contract extension with Glamorgan.

    Ingram will captain the county in the T20 Blast and might feature in The Hundred – the England and Wales Cricket Board’s new limited-overs tournament.

    ‘I’ve travelled a lot, but Glamorgan is my cricket home.¬†I’m really excited to be coming back to a place where my family and I have really flourished,’ Ingram told the county’s official website.

    ‘We love the Welsh people and Cardiff in general. It is a place we identify well with because it is similar to where we are from in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.’

    The 33-year-old Ingram represented the Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League and Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash League earlier¬† this year. He will play for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League later this year.

    ‘Signing Colin for another two years is a massive statement from the club. Any team out there would want him in their side. To secure his services is a big boost for us,’ added Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace.

    ‘He is an incredibly destructive batsman, and over the last few years has proved himself to be one of the very best white-ball players in the world.

    ‘As well as his batting, he also brings very good leadership qualities to the side and has a wealth of experience in the game, which will help our young players continue to develop as we look to carry on our good form in white-ball cricket and compete for silverware.’

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