USA Cricket Gets New Life As South African Spinner Dane Piedt Signs Up

"The USA were given ODI status last year so it's not completely out of the question"

South African spinner Dane Piedt has just signed a contract to join the USA Minor League T20 Tournament. The Capetonian cricketer has represented the Proteas in 9 test matches in the last 5 years.

The South African bowler made a name for himself when he managed to pick up a wicket off his very first test delivery for the Proteas, becoming only the second South African to achieve this goal.

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Piedt announced that he “signed the deal this morning but no-one really knows when I will be able to travel. It was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up, financially and for lifestyle reasons, but it was still a tough decision to make.”

With the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic spreading across those the world, the USA Minor League new recruit will not be able to cross over to the USA until it is safe to travel.

South Africa is also currently under a nationwide lockdown in order to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

Dane Piedt has represented South African between 2014 and 2019 featuring in 9 test matches, 115 first-class and 77 List A appearances.

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With the USA now qualifying to play in ICC tournaments, Dane now sees the possibility of playing in white-ball cricket as he went on to say “The USA were given ODI status last year so it’s not completely out of the question”.

The spinner last represented his country when the Proteas took on India in two-Test tours in 2019 where he picked up two wickets.

While stuck under lockdown, the Capetonian will have enough time to decide whether to move to Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle or New York as he begins planning the next chapter in cricket career.


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