Diego du Plessis leaves premier league for first division A club

File image: Diego du Plessis (left).

Seamer Diego du Plessis has left Victoria Cricket Club for United Cricket Club ahead of the 2020-21 Western Province Cricket Association club season.

United Cricket Club compete in the WPCA first division A, while Victoria Cricket Club are a tier higher in the premier league.

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Last month, United Cricket Club named former Cape Cobras all-rounder Shaheen Khan player-coach.

They also welcomed the return of seamer Josh Fransman from Milnerton Cricket Club. All-rounder Saliegh Jaffar, too, has been recruited from Strandfontein Cricket Club. They have lost former franchise batsman Qaasim Adams to Primrose Cricket Club, though.

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“Diego joins a formidable seam-bowling team, which includes Francois Plaatjies, Josh Fransman, Saliegh Jaffar and Shaheen Khan,” read a statement from United Cricket Club.

Du Plessis has been capped twice at first-class level by Western Province.

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