Wayne Parnell’s Kolpak deal ruffles the suits
News that the allrounder had inked a three-year deal with Worcestershire broke last week
Wayne Parnell’s decision to sign a Kolpak deal seems to have hit a nerve with administrators. News that the allrounder had inked a three-year deal with Worcestershire broke last week‚ days after he helped the county win the T20 competition as an overseas player who remained available for selection by SA. Kolpak changes that. While Parnell plays under those terms he cannot be picked for international matches. Perhaps because he is black‚ maybe because he arrived as a talent he never quite fulfilled in an international shirt‚ possibly because he should have been the obvious success of Cricket SA’s development efforts‚ Parnell’s defection appears to be more difficult than others for the administrators to accept. In a statement issued by the Cobras on Tuesday‚ CEO Nabeal Dien was quoted as saying the franchise had "unanimously decided to discontinue" Parnell’s contract. He said it was "a tough decision as he was a senior and successful member of the Cobras squad in the past. "But his de...