who made his debut for Eastern Province in the 1998-1999 season,
requested a transfer to Cape Town in order to help his partner Bridget
Pouchet pursue her career as film make-up artist.
29-year-old, who has played 46 international matches for the Proteas,
was successful with a request made to Cricket Eastern Cape's board of
directors to be released from his Warriors contract a year early.
met Pouchet, a West Indian, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
during the Cricket World Cup in 2007 and the couple have a young child,
Peterson said the decision to leave Port Elizabeth was not an easy one to make.
loved playing my cricket in the Eastern Cape and I'm going to miss
representing the Warriors especially after the good run we had in the
Standard Bank Pro20. But I had to consider Bridget's career and her
career opportunities lie in either Cape Town or Johannesburg," said
"Playing in Cape Town is going to be good but 'm going
to miss the fans at St George's who have supported me over the years
and the best in the country," he added.
Warriors chief executive
Dave Emslie said although it was a sad loss for cricket in this region,
his board felt they could not stand in his way.
for this specialised field do not exist in Port Elizabeth and the
couple feel she would be able to successfully continue her career in
Cape Town," said Emslie.
"We live in a professional environment
and the movement of players is an inevitability. Robin has been with
Eastern Province and the Warriors for many years and we understand that
at some point in time domestic responsibilities dictate. We wish Robin
all the best and thank him for his hard work, dedication and commitment
to the Chevrolet Warriors" added Emslie.
Coach Russell Domingo
said: "Robin has been an outstanding servant of cricket in the region
and I wish him all the best in his international and domestic career".