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Amla signs Kolpak deal with Surrey

Amla signs Kolpak deal with Surrey

Months after retiring from international cricket, former South African batsman Hashim Amla has joined Surrey on a Kolpak contract for the next two years. The 36-year-old will now team up with his compatriot Morne Morkel at the cricket club.

"Surrey are one of the most established and accomplished cricket clubs in the world and I am very excited to be joining them again while also not forgetting the opportunity to play alongside my good friend Morne Morkel again,” he said following the announcement of his signing.

Amla, who ended up as South Africa’s second-leading run-scorer in Test cricket, previously represented Surrey in 2013 and 2014 and hoped his future stint will bring more rewards.

"I was part of the Surrey team in 2013 and 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed myself during those stints, so to rekindle that relationship for a longer period is something that excites me. I'm really looking forward to working with Alec Stewart and the rest of his team,” Amla added.