Colin Ingram signs new Glamorgan deal as overseas player

Batsman will spend whole season in Cardiff and is unlikely to play IPL or CPL

Colin Ingram punches through the off side, Gloucestershire v Glamorgan, Vitality Blast, July 19, 2019

Colin Ingram is Glamorgan's all-time leading run-scorer in T20 cricket  •  Getty Images

Glamorgan have announced that Colin Ingram has signed a two-year contract extension with the club as an overseas player after the cancellation of his Kolpak registration.
Ingram has spent five seasons in Cardiff to date, playing as a local player throughout on a Kolpak deal. He did not play in 2020 due to international travel restrictions, and will return on an overseas deal next year with the end of the UK's transition period with the European Union bringing an halt to the Kolpak era.
Ingram has signed for the T20 Blast first and foremost, having dominated Glamorgan's run-scoring charts in the competition since his debut in 2015. He fills the club's second overseas spot in the Blast, after Marnus Labuschagne signed for all formats.
Glamorgan have also signed Labuschagne's Queensland team-mate Michael Neser as their second overseas player for the County Championship and Royal London Cup, but Ingram will be available in those competitions should either Australian be called up for international duty.
A Glamorgan press release said that Ingram, 35, would spend the full summer in Cardiff, and that he would become a mentor for academy batsmen and a pathway coach when not playing or training. As a result, it seems unlikely that he will take part in the IPL or the CPL next year.
"Cardiff is where I want to be," Ingram said. "I love playing here and my family love the city and being in Wales. I love playing T20 cricket, but I also want to challenge myself again in the longer formats of the game and I'm excited to have the opportunity to do that at the club I love.
"I've always been passionate about helping the next generation of cricketers and it's really exciting for me to work with these young Welsh players, help them improve and share some knowledge I've gained at the international and franchise level."
Mark Wallace, Glamorgan's director of cricket, said: "He's played around the world and brings invaluable experience to our players and now we are able to fully utilise these experiences across the pathway.
"Colin's got plenty of experience in all three formats and has excelled for Glamorgan across the last five years, and he'll be a fantastic reserve option should he be needed in the longer formats of the game."