Yorkshire re-sign Duanne Olivier

File image: Duanne Olivier.

Yorkshire have contracted former Proteas fast bowler Duanne Olivier as an overseas player.

Olivier was previously hired as a Kolpak cricketer. Kolpak contracts no longer exist, after the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union.

“I’ve enjoyed my time in England so far and believe there’s a lot more to come from me in the next few years. We have a really strong squad who I believe can challenge for silverware and I’m really excited to be apart of this,” said Olivier.

Olivier took 48 wickets in 10 Tests – and had broken into the ODI squad – before halting a burgeoning international career in February 2019.

“Duanne made a big decision to come over here and we wanted to reward his commitment to us with another year on his contract now,” added Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon.

“I think we have still got the best to see from him. He gives us pace and he’s shown, particularly in his first season, his capabilities.

“I think the more that he plays over here, the better he is going to get. We wanted to show our faith in him and hopefully it will give him peace of mind that we are backing him.

“The pace that Duanne offers gives us something different to our other bowlers which is vital, particularly on pitches that are not seamer-friendly.”

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