South African Test off-spinner Dane Piedt has ended his affiliation with the Proteas and can transfer to the United States of America for a brand new Minor League T20 Tournament. The 30-year-outdated bowler intends to meet the qualifying standards to play for the USA nationwide crew and hopes to function on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) flagship occasion.
“The USA were given ODI status last year so it’s not completely out of the question,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Piedt as saying.
“I just signed the deal this morning but no-one really knows when I will be able to travel. It was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up, financially and for lifestyle reasons, but it was still a tough decision to make,” he added.
In opting to transfer overseas, the off-spinner has taken himself out of rivalry for nationwide choice.
Piedt made his debut for South Africa on August 9, 2014. In his first match in the longest format of the sport, he took eight wickets because the Proteas defeated Zimbabwe by 9 wickets.
The proper-handed bowler featured in 9 Test matches and took 26 wickets.