County news July 9, 2009

Parnell returns to Kent for five weeks

Cricinfo staff

Wayne Parnell, the South Africa fast bowler, has been signed by Kent for another five weeks during the domestic season. Parnell impressed with both ball and bat during his initial six-week stint with the county and was one of the best bowlers during the World Twenty20 in June.

"Wayne is very keen to get on with the job, he put a request in to come back and play county cricket," coach Simon Willis told BBC Radio Kent. "He felt it improved his game immensely last time so he's keen to make an impression and hopefully that will start at the Oval.

"There has been a lot of interest from IPL and other countries, with regard to his services. The World Twenty20 certainly put Wayne Parnell on the map."

Parnell is expected to play Kent's Championship match against Surrey. He will be available for the Twenty20 Cup quarter-finals, three county championship games and a Pro40 match between July 10 and August 4.