Johannesburg - Vaughn van Jaarsveld's contract with the Highveld Lions has come to an immediate end and he will join the Dolphins, it was announced on Wednesday.
He was to have signed with the Dolphins at the start of the new season, but the Lions and Dolphins reached an agreement allowing Van Jaarsveld to transfer immediately. No reasons for this were given.
"It is important for us that Vaughn plays cricket and is available to play for South Africa, if selected," said Lions acting CEO Jacques Faul.
"We, however, have to provide opportunities to many talented players and thus it makes more sense to release him immediately."
Van Jaarsveld thanked the Highveld Lions board for always being good to him as a player.