Three South Africans will leave the Caribbean Premier League, after they were recalled to attend the annual CSA Awards ceremony in Johannesburg.
Barbados Tridents duo AB de Villiers and Wayne Parnell, as well as Dale Steyn of the Jamaica Tallawahs, have been asked to fulfil their contractual obligations and return to South Africa for the ceremony. The replacements have already been lined up, as Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad will replace De Villiers, while Proteas paceman Marchant de Lange will fly up in place of Parnell. Cape Cobras fast bowler Dane Paterson meanwhile will link up with the Tallawahs.
Shehzad is expected to link up with the Tridents squad ahead of their next game against the Tallawahs in Sabina Park on Wednesday and De Lange will be available from the St Lucia leg.
Steyn will be available for the Tallawhs final two home matches before Paterson makes his CPL bow. 27-year-old Paterson’s inclusion is an interesting one and will be playing in an overseas domestic T20 competition for the first time. The fast bowler, who has 245 first-class wickets to his name, has played 32 professional T20 matches, boasting 33 wickets at an economy rate of 6.79. He has experience with the SA A squad, and CSA might monitor has progress closely.
De Lange played for the Guyana Amazon Warriors last year and played well, taking 12 wickets from 10 matches at an economy of 7.38.
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