County news December 19, 2008

Kruger joins Glamorgan

Cricinfo staff

Garnett Kruger, the former South Africa bowler, has joined Glamorgan for 2009.

Kruger last played for South Africa in 2006 but has remained a consistent performer for Lions and Leicestershire. His decision to come back to county cricket comes as a surprise; at the end of his season with Leicestershire last year, he left to cut down his workload.

Now, however, he is delighted to be joining a new county and linking up with his countryman Herschelle Gibbs. "I can't wait to join Glamorgan, I just want to play cricket and be as successful as possible," he told the club's website. "I am really looking forward to catching up with the boys in Cape Town pre-season."

Matthew Maynard, Glamorgan's cricket manager, added: "I am absolutely delighted that Kruger is joining the side. He is a player of great experience and he will lead our bowling attack next season. With the additions of Kruger and Gibbs to the side, we look forward to a very exciting season in 2009."