Proteas spinner George Linde has left Kent in English county cricket permanently.
Linde joined Kent as an overseas player last year. He signed a two-year contract, which has ended early.
The 31-year-old Linde has played in Kent’s 2023 T20 Blast campaign, but has not been selected in the County Championship.
“Unfortunately I haven’t had much opportunity to play in the four-day game this year so I have decided to try and play more franchise cricket,” said Linde.
“I’d like to thank everyone at Kent, my team-mates and coaches as well as all the staff, members and supporters, for making me feel a part of the Kent cricket family during my time here.”
He will play for the Durban Qalandars in the Zim Afro T10 this month. Later this year, Linde will be with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League.
Linde has played three Tests, two ODIs and 14 T20Is for the Proteas since 2019’s international debut.
Kent director of cricket Paul Downton said: “We thank George for his two seasons of service to Kent and he leaves us with our best wishes.”