Source: Cricket County

South Africa Cricket lost two of its very talented cricketers in a single day. Kyle Abbott and Rille Rossouw have chosen Kolpak Deal ahead of the International Cricket.

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South Africa has ended the contract with the two star cricketers with immediate effect and their career is all but over for the international cricket arena. Cricket South Africa President Haroon Lorgat said the turns of events as unfortunate. But this not happened over night. Kyle Abbott and Rille Rossouw were in contention for the Kolpak Deal from a long time. Here are the reasons why it happened. Captain Faf Du Plessis is not very pleased either at the events. However, he wished Abbott well for the future outings and said that the challenge has to be addressed so that it does not happen again.


Kyle Abbott and Rille Rossouw both were considered for the future. However, they were mostly used as backups. South Africa has a very strong lineup and it was difficult for them to break into the Playing XI frequently. On the other hand, they get a 4 years deal from Kolpak Deal that gives them the required assurance.


Age is definitely a factor and the numbers are not on their side. Even if they become frequent in the team in future, their age would touch the mid 30s and that could be very well and of the roads for them.


Even though there is not a huge difference of money between the Kolpak Deal and South Africa Cricket but it would also eliminate the chance of playing in IPL. However, they could play in other T20 leagues in future.

The decision may not be ideal for the South Africa Cricket but both of them need to move on and do what they have decided to do.

Kyle Abbott will play for Hampshire in Kolpak along with Rille Rossouw.

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