Somerset County crickey membership have introduced the cancellation of former South Africa pacer Vernon Philander’s contract by mutual settlement.
Philander, who had signed a Kolpak take care of the county membership after calling time on his South Africa profession earlier within the yr, was on account of be part of the membership in early April, however will all skilled cricket in England and Wales suspended till July 1, each events “reluctantly” agreed to cancel the contract with fast impact.
“These are clearly very uncertain and challenging times for all Counties with no cricket until at least the 1st July and the likelihood of a condensed and truncated season,” Director of Cricket at Summerset Andy Hurry stated in a press release.
“It was such an thrilling prospect to visualise Vernon returning to the Cooper Associates County Ground, however given the present uncertainty the cancellation of his contract was a prudent and smart choice.
“I would like to thank Vernon and his management team for their understanding of the current situation and we hope one day to see Vernon back wearing Somerset colours,” he added.
Philander introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket following final winter’s collection towards England. He performed 64 Tests, 30 ODIs and 7 T20Is wherein he scalped 224, 41 and four wickets respectively.