• Sussex retain Wiese

    Former Proteas all-rounder David Wiese has signed a contract extension with Sussex.

    Wiese played six ODIs and 20 T20Is between 2013 and 2016 – and has since forged a successful career with Sussex as a Kolpak cricketer.

    ‘I’m delighted to have signed an extension with the club. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Sussex and have grown as a player over the past few years,’ said Wiese.

    ‘I’m really excited about the direction the club is moving. We have a lot of young players that are coming through and doing well and hopefully I can use a bit of my experience to help these players grow to their full potential.’

    Head coach Jason Gillespie added: ‘David was fantastic in 2018 in all forms of the game and it’s very pleasing that he has agreed to a contract extension with us.

    ‘He will continue to fulfil an important role for Sussex and we’re really looking forward to him continuing to perform strongly for us.’

    The 33-year-old is currently playing for the Paarl Rocks in the Mzansi Super League.

    He was initially recruited as a short-term replacement during batsman Cameron Delport’s stint with Pakhtoons in the United Arab Emirates’ T10 League.

    However, Wiese will remain with the Rocks for the rest of the inaugural MSL after Australian opener Michael Klinger was sidelined by injury.

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