Former Proteas all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt has called time on his county cricket career and will return to South Africa.
According to Northamptonshire’s official website, the 35-year-old will leave England at the end of August after a three-year stint.
Kleinveldt had great success at Northamptonshire since joining in 2015, famously playing a major role in their 2016 title-winning season.
The all-rounder scored over 1,200 runs and took 140 wickets in the County Championship with best figures of 9-65.
‘I can honestly say it’s been a great few years for me here. I’m leaving with some amazing memories and wish the lads all the best for the future,’ said Kleinveldt.
Northamptonshire’s head coach David Ripley thanked the all-rounder for all of his contributions.
‘Rory has been a strong character in the dressing room and has never taken a backward step,’ said Ripley.
‘He’s a fine competitor with bat or ball and I’ve really enjoyed having him around. He’s been great for me personally, great for the dressing room and it was great to see him sign off with 450 first-class wickets against Middlesex.
‘He’s been very good for us and I wish him well.’
Kleinveldt has played four Tests, 10 ODIs and six T20Is for the Proteas from 2008-2013.