England’s county cricket club Nottinghamshire on Tuesday signed South Africa’s seamer Dane Paterson for the upcoming domestic season. Paterson was a part of the Kolpak deal that got struck last year due to COVID-19 pandemic. has now been signed in as an overseas player by the club.
The 31-year-old last played for South Africa in the 2019-20 against Pakistan and England and since then he hasn’t played any match for the national team.
Besides, he has played two Tests, four ODIs and eight T20Is for South Africa and taken 17 wickets.
“We always look to sign players who will make us better, and there’s no doubt Dane has the pedigree to do that,” Nottinghamshire’s head coach, Peter Moores, said.
“When overseas players commit themselves fully to a club and deliver consistently on the field, we’ve seen many times before how valuable they can be in the county game. In the case of Dane, we believe we’ve found a player of international quality, playing at the top of his game and who we think will represent the club in the right way on and off the field.
“He adds quality and experience to our squad and we’re all looking forward to seeing him represent Nottinghamshire,” Moores concluded.
Even Paterson expressed his excitement towards playing at Trent Bridge passionately as he said, “Trent Bridge is a world-renowned venue and I can’t wait to call it my cricketing home. I’m committing myself fully to the county game with a club I will be passionate about playing for. Hopefully it can be the start of a long and successful association.“