West Indies fast bowler Miguel Cummins has effectively ended a burgeoning international career by signing a Kolpak contract with Middlesex in English county cricket.
Cummins played 14 Tests and 11 ODIs between 2014 and 2019 – and represented Middlesex in three County Championship Division Two fixtures last month.
‘Middlesex head coach Stuart Law recommended that we get Miguel over, to have a look at him, on the back of the time he had spent with him whilst coaching the West Indies,’ said Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser.
‘I had watched Miguel on video, but it is often only when you see someone play live that you get a true reflection of their capabilities. I was immediately impressed by Miguel. He has control, is able to move the ball away from a right-handed batsman and, I believe, the ability to bowl fast, aggressive spells when conditions dictate. During the recent spell he spent with Middlesex he fit in really well and will be a popular member of our squad.’
Batsman Dawid Malan, meanwhile, has resigned as Middlesex’s captain after two years in the role.
‘Dawid has thrown his heart and soul into the role of club captain for the past two years, and on behalf of Middlesex Cricket, I would like to thank him for that. He has also shown great pride and dignity in the way he has handled a difficult season and he leaves the role knowing he has given it all he can,’ added Fraser.
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