Amla sign for Surrey in Kolpak deal

Former South Africa opener Hashim Amla is set to sign for county club Surrey on Kolpak deal. He has signed a two-year contract with the club.

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Former South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, who retired from international cricket a month ago has decided to make his way to county cricket as he signed a 2-year contract with Surrey.

The club hopes that the deal is completed before the end of the week and well ahead of the end of the month when the possibility of a no-deal Brexit could close the loophole on future Kolpak registrations in the county game.

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Amla’s former South Africa team-mate Morne Morkel is also an integral member of Surrey. Amla’s signing indicates that the club is trying to compensate for the loss of key players on international duty.

Rory Burns, Ollie Pope and Sam Curran could all be absent for long periods over the next few seasons due to international duty, so Amla has been signed in the hope he will fulfil the sort of senior pro role played so successfully by Kumar Sangakkara in the last few years of his career.

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