County news March 27, 2009

Derbyshire release Langeveldt for IPL

Cricinfo staff

Derbyshire have "reluctantly" released Charl Langeveldt, their Kolpak fast bowler, for the IPL after he was signed up by the Kolkata Knight Riders. Langeveldt is playing out the second year of his two-year contract with the county and will head to South Africa for the Twenty20 tournament April 18 and May 24.

Derbyshire have three Championship games, eight Friends Provident Trophy matches and an MCC University match in that period.

John Morris, Derbyshire's head of cricket, it would be very difficult to stop a player from having the opportunity to play and earn the money available in the IPL. "Although we will undoubtedly miss a bowler of Charl's experience and ability for the early part of the season, I am pleased for him that he has the opportunity to play alongside the world's best in the IPL competition," Morris said. "The absence of Charl will mean that somebody else gets an opportunity to fill the gap left by one of our senior bowlers."