Dolphins receive Tait blow

2012-01-12 17:18
Shaun Tait (File)
Durban - Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait will no longer play for the Dolphins in this season’s domestic Twenty20 competition after withdrawing because of an injury.

The 28-year-old, who signed on for the Durban franchise in August last year along with West Indian Chris Gayle, has a problem with his right elbow.

News of his withdrawal was confirmed by the Dolphins on Thursday.

The union said in a statement: "It is with regret that KZN Cricket (Pty) announce that Shaun Tait will no longer be joining the Dolphins for their T20 campaign in February and March 2012.

"Shaun sends his apologies to the Dolphins and the people of Durban and he wishes this could have been different, but he has no option but to withdraw for these medical reasons."

The news will be a significant blow to the Dolphins, who would have been hoping for success in the shortest form of the game, having struggled in 50-over and first-class cricket this season.

Chief executive officer Jesse Chellan added: "This is a significant disappointment to lose Shaun, but we understand his reasons. We wish him well with his recovery and hope that we are able to secure his services in the future.

"For now, our immediate concern is to try to find a replacement bowler to bolster our attack for the T20 competition."

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