|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
April 26, 2008
Derbyshire have signed Charl Langeveldt, the South African fast bowler, on a two-year Kolpak contract. Langeveldt could be in action for Derbyshire as early as Sunday's Friends Provident Trophy match against Yorkshire at Headingley.
"Charl is an excellent addition to our squad and brings real quality and experience to our side," John Morris, the head of cricket at Derbyshire, said. "He has proven ability at the highest level of the game and just as importantly is exactly the sort of character we are looking for.
"We have managed to bring him to Derbyshire ahead of several other options he had and we are delighted to have him on board."
Langeveldt, who has played 59 ODIs and six Tests, last turned out for South Africa in the one-day series against Bangladesh last month. He pulled out of the subsequent tour of India after being picked ahead of Andre Nel in a move many perceived to be driven by Cricket South Africa's transformation policy.
He was in sensational form for the Cape Cobras in the recently-concluded Standard Bank Pro20 series, taking 18 wickets in six matches, including a five-wicket haul and a hat-trick. His previous county experience includes short stints with Somerset in 2005 and Leicestershire in 2007.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Also, top-scoring in both innings, most Test dismissals caught, and the oldest Test centurion
Plays of the Day from the Champions League T20 match between Chennai Super Kings and Perth Scorchers, in Bangalore
Ashwell Prince talks about proving critics wrong, scoring hundreds against Australia, and that unending partnership in Colombo
Chasing Chennai Super Kings' 242, Dolphins opener Cameron Delport played nine action-packed deliveries in his innings. Here's what happened ball by ball
Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Dolphins and Lahore Lions in Bangalore
Cricket should look to not only shore up struggling and emerging cricketing nations but also to export the game with entrepreneurial vigour
West Indies' ODI squad for India is surprisingly light on spin, but the tour is an opportunity for Samuels and Russell to make strong comebacks
Without more fixtures with Full Members, they can't get more funds. Without funds, they can't keep their players
Amol Muzumdar, who has announced his retirement from first-class cricket, reflects on his career, missing out on Test cricket, and more