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Glamorgan eye de Lange as SA Kolpak exodus continues

Marchant de Lange cdould add to Glamorgan's South Africa contingent Getty Images

Glamorgan are heading the race to sign Marchant de Lange as South Africa's Kolpak exodus to county cricket continues apace.

De Lange, a 26-year-old fast bowler, last played for South Africa in 2016 in an ODI against England in Bloemfontain, but with Brexit expected to end the Kolpak route into county cricket, he has become the latest player to grasp his opportunity while it still exists.

South African has a trading agreement with the EU which entitles them to work throughout Europe, but expectations are that such licence would be withdrawn as the United Kingdom seeks a more restricted approach to immigration..

With international opportunities for white South Africans increasingly limited because of transformation quotas, the rush has been marked. David Wiese joined Sussex on Monday Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw signed up with Hampshire last week.

Glamorgan also possess two South Africans. Colin Ingram is entering his third summer as a Kolpak player in Wales, while Jacques Rudolph (who reversed his own Kolpak status for a brief second coming in the South Africa side) remains Glamorgan's one permitted overseas player.