Domestic news May 15, 2007

Kemp leaves Titans after four years

Cricinfo staff

Justin Kemp has left the Titans to join the Cape Cobras. Kemp thanked the Titans for helping him to re-enter the international arena but said that while the decision to leave was difficult, "sometimes life has to come before cricket".

Kemp, the South African allrounder, is one of the biggest hitters in world cricket, and is a useful medium-fast bowler. He had been with the Titans, who are based in Pretoria, for four years, and said of them: "They assisted me in resurrecting my international career and for that I will be eternally grateful."

He fell in and out of favour during the World Cup, but he top-scored against Australia in the heavily one-sided semi-final.