Former Dolphins and Cape Cobras all-rounder Calvin Savage is the latest in a growing number of South African cricketers to pursue a career in the United States of America.
Savage is relocating to the USA, where former South African franchise cricketers David White, Andries Gous, Corne Dry, Shadley van Schalkwyk and others are playing.
“I feel like I have given it a fair go in South African cricket. I had tried to make it happen, to play for South Africa. But I just didn’t see that happening. If it was going to happen, it would have happened by now,” Savage told Club Cricket SA.
“It is getting harder and harder in SA. Opportunities are more and more limited. In America, there is a lot more stability and I am happy to be on a three-year contract with the Michigan Cricket Stars.
“I want to help grow cricket in the US over the next three years. Having my family together for the next three years – and the stability that provides – is great.
“It’s all about growing cricket in the US. I could possibly get a go in the Caribbean Premier League, too.”
Major League Cricket will initially feature six teams from six regions. The tournament will start in 2023. Former Proteas Rusty Theron and Dane Piedt are also involved in USA cricket.