Abbott eligible to represent South Africa again after cancelation of Kolpak registrations


South African Kyle Abbott is all set to return to his home country South Africa after he left following a Kolpak deal signed with Hampshire in 2017.

The 33-year-old Abbott has signed a contract with the Titans ahead of the One-Day Cup, starting on Saturday, January 9.

Players from South Africa who featured in the County Championship as overseas players are now eligible to play for their country after the United Kingdom is no more a part of the European Union. Hence all the Kolpak registrations have been terminated.

As the travel restrictions imposed in the UK due to COVID-19, it will be difficult for Abbott to continue his stint with the Hampshire.

It must be noted Abbott played three full seasons in England, picking 182 wickets at an average of 18.63 in the County Championship.

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