Huge deal nets jayasuriya for Dolphins

2008-09-09 00:00

The struggling Natal Dolphins have splashed out a reported R1,5 million in signing Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya (39) for two years.

Jayasuriya and his family will arrive at the end of next month and will only be involved in the 45-over and Pro20 competitions for the Dolphins.

One of the most dangerous hitters in world cricket, Jayasuriya should prove a major drawcard for one-day crowds at Kingsmead.

However, the signing will not be as warmly received by those concerned with the long-term future of KZN cricket who would argue that the money should be spent on developing and nurturing young players rather than buying an expensive veteran.

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