Philander: Short-term deal with Kent

2013-06-27 00:00

CAPE TOWN — English county side Kent have confirmed the signing of Proteas fast bowler Vernon Philander on a short-term deal.

According to the Sky Sports website, Philander will represent the division two strugglers over the next month before joining Jamaica in the Caribbean Premier League, which begins on July 30.

The 28-year-old, who has taken 89 wickets at an average of 17,13 in 16 Tests, is available to play all forms of cricket for the county.

Kent chairperson Graham Johnson is delighted to have the South African star at the Spitfire Ground, even if only for a short spell.

“Vernon is an excellent signing for the club. His Test match record is remarkable, and we hope he will make a strong contribution to the Kent Spitfires’ Friends Life T20 campaign, as well as kickstart an improvement in four-day results,” he told the BBC Sport website.

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