Off to Leics, so at least he's got a contract. Gonna be a lot of players missing out on pro contracts this coming year you'd think, awful luck if you're out of contract this summer.
Fair bit to think about with overseas players now capped at two but seemingly almost all non-UK players now covered by those rules - so people like Vilas, Olivier and Stiaan van Zyl will seemingly count towards that. Could do with knowing the details of that - does it cover everyone who isn't eligible for England or Scotland?
Thought it might be interesting to look at the kolpak/EU passport situation, spurred on by Cricinfo's story on Stiaan van Zyl becoming one of Sussex's two overseas for next season whilst David Wiese is released (but may get a T20 specific deal). I've relied a bit on Wikipedia's understanding of who has an actual UK passport and who's here on a Dutch/German/Kolpak one that will no longer be valid, so this may not be correct throughout. Van Zyl being an overseas suggests that the rules around recent international caps may be relaxed a bit?
Derbyshire: Leus du Plooy (Kolpak) Wayne Madsen (UK passport) Michael Cohen (EU passport) Dustin Melton (UK passport) Ravi Rampaul (Kolpak)
Madsen and Melton are safe. I think Rampaul is probably done at the age of 35. Du Plooy would likely get an overseas slot as he's their best batsman. Cohen perhaps not.
Durham Farhaan Behardien (Kolpak) Sean Dickson (UK passport) Gareth Harte (UK passport) David Bedingham (UK ancestry visa)
It's less clear how ancestry visas will work, but Behardien getting an overseas slot seems feasible.
Essex Ryan ten Doeschate (Dutch) Simon Harmer (Kolpak) Shane Snater (Dutch) Matt Quinn (UK passport)
Haven't seen anything to say ten Doeschate is retiring. Harmer is a shoe-in for an overseas spot, wouldn't be surprised it they kept both although that depends whether they want Siddle back.
Glamorgan Nick Selman (UK passport) Chris Cooke (UK passport) Tom Cullen (UK passport) Michael Hogan (UK passport) Timm van der Gugten (Dutch) Marchant de Lange (UK passport)
Much less screwed than I thought they'd be, UK passports all over here. Could see vdG getting an overseas spot as he's probably cheaper than an international.
Gloucestershire Graeme van Buuren (UK passport) Jerome Taylor (Kolpak)
Taylor is already confirmed as one of the overseas for next season, no other worries here as most of their players are from Middlesex rather than South Africa
Hampshire Kyle Abbott (Kolpak) Ian Holland (UK passport)
Seem to have themselves sorted already - Roussow has gone, Edwards has gone, Abbott confirmed as an overseas for next season.
Kent Heino Kuhn (Kolpak) Grant Stewart (EU passport) Nathan Gilchrist (UK passport) Fred Klaassen (Dutch) Tim Groenewald (UK passport)
Kuhn seems like he would get an overseas spot. Stewart and Klasssen less likely.
Lancashire Dane Vilas (Kolpak)
Vilas tried to get dispensation for his wife's passport but failed, pretty sure he'll get an overseas spot at Lancs though.
Leicestershire Nick Welch (UK passport) Colin Ackermann (Dutch) Dieter Klein (German)
Ackermann is club captain so you think would get an overseas spot. Klein perhaps not, although I'm not sure if associate nations players will still be allowed to play or if that was only ever EU ones.
Middlesex Nathan Sowter (UK passport)
No issues here
Northamptonshire Richard Levi (UK passport) Gareth Berg (Italy) Ricardo Vasconcelos (EU passport) Brandon Glover (Dutch) Blessing Muzarabini (Kolpak)
One of the more interesting sets here as there are players who are probably nearly worth the overseas place. If money is tight I wouldn't be surprised to see Vasconcelos and one of the bowlers getting the nod.
Nottinghamshire No non-UK players
Somerset Eddie Byrom (Irish passport) Roelof van der Merwe (Dutch)
I'm not totally sure but I think Irish passports may still be fine. But frankly who knows. Roelof may get a T20 overseas gig, very little chance of a first class one.
Was talking to my Dad about this very subject today so nice to see all the players laid out, good work.
With regards to Kent I don't know if Matt Henry is due to return next season, he had his contract cancelled for this year due to Covid, no idea if he's in for 2021.
If he does return I would expect Kuhn to be our 2nd overseas player. Klaasen should be OK as he was born in the UK, but it would be a shame to see the back of Grant Stewart. Annoys me that young players making their way in the game will be sacrificed on the altar of Brexit but that's another story I guess...
Annoys me that young players making their way in the game will be sacrificed on the altar of Brexit but that's another story I guess...
On the one hand, stuff Brexit and the bike it rode in on in my personal opinion. On the other. I kinda like this? Young players making their way not getting their chance isn’t great, but people like Abbott and Olivier coming over wholesale to the UK isn’t great either.
I guess it’s the odd dichotomy between me not liking (unreasonable) patriotism and pride in your country etc., and sporting team participation being all about patriotism and pride in your country etc. vs. financial security, which for most players probably seems pretty unreasonable!
Remarkably little change all told. Nicely put together Nemo.
Yeah I was surprised how little change there was!
Looking back, Stewart signed a two year deal in Jan 2020 when the rules would have probably been known, so I suspect he must have some sort of eligibility.
Not a fan of Brexit at all, but kinda like the change to having two overseas and more relaxed eligibility criteria (hopefully) rather than one plus as many EU passports/Kolpaks as you like - just feels like a fairer playing field for players from Asia who are less likely to have a handy grandparent in Italy or the Netherlands.
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
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Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
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