Samit Patel joins Glamorgan
England cricketer Samit Patel has signed for Glamorgan on a red-ball loan deal. The all-rounder is set to begin his new short chapter with the franchise which is due to last only for County Championship matches, starting with the match against Lancashire at Colwyn Bay on Sunday.
Nottinghamshire franchise has allowed Samit Patel to leave on loan. The franchise holds a recall clause and can call Patel back at any time.
The effective all-rounder remains available for team selection by the county in the T20 Blast. He can add a good dimension to both batting and bowling departments respectively.
He is known for his batting exploits as he can single-handedly take on the opposition to cleaners with relative ease. His presence is a great asset to the team.
“Knowing in advance that I’m set to miss out on selection for Scarborough has given Glamorgan time to come in for me on a loan deal. I’m grateful to them for the opportunity,” Patel added in a statement.
“I’ll keep giving it everything for Notts in the Blast, so overall I’m looking forward to a positive end to the season across both formats.”
Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell said: “Once it was decided that Samit wouldn’t be playing at Scarborough, there was absolutely no reason not to let him go out on loan and play some first-class cricket.
“It’s a higher standard than the second team and we can recall him ahead of future matches should we decide we want to pick him.
“Glamorgan were keen to take him on loan and Samit was keen to go, so hopefully it’s something that works well for all three parties.”