South Africa domestic news January 19, 2008

Alfonso Thomas and Pierre de Bruyn sign for Dolphins

Cricinfo staff

Seamer Alfonso Thomas and allrounder Pierre de Bruyn have been released from their contracts with the Titans and both will represent the Dolphins for the rest of the season.

The pair were acquired by the Dolphins to cover for the loss of former South African players Lance Klusener and Dale Benkenstein to the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Players linked with the ICL have been banned from domestic cricket by Cricket South Africa.

"This will definitely strengthen the Dolphins ahead of the MTN Domestic Championship and the Pro20 Series," Cassim Docrat, the Dolphins chief executive, told Supercricket.

Docrat said that Thomas had signed for the next season as well. In six games this season, Thomas has scored 110 runs and taken 11 wickets while de Bruyn has scored 112 runs in four games.