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Rossouw pens big-money Pakistan deal

2017-01-24 14:48
Rilee Rossouw (Gallo)

Cape Town - Rilee Rossouw has taken another significant step towards financial security in his post-Proteas career by signing with the Quetta Gladiators ahead of next month's Pakistan Super League (PSL). 

According to ESPNCricinfo, Rossouw was snapped up by the franchise during a final player draft held in Lahore on Monday. 

Each of the five franchises were allowed to make last minute substitutions to their squads due to injury and player unavailability. 

Rossouw, who has signed a Kolpak deal with Hampshire alongside former Proteas team-mate Kyle Abbott, had thrown his name into the hat. 

And, according to Netwerk24, the hard-hitting left-hander stands to make around R400 000 for his participation in the tournament, which runs from February 9 to March 5.

Abbott is also believed to have expressed an interest in participating in the tournament, but he was not successful in obtaining a team. 

Rossouw was on the receiving end of a scathing attack from Proteas coach Russell Domingo following confirmation the top-order batsman had elected to end his international career by signing for Hampshire.

Rossouw, 27, played 36 ODIs and 15 T20I matches for South Africa.

Rossouw replaces Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi, who misses out because of his country's involvement in a limited overs series against Zimbabwe. 

Other notable players called up in the draft included England's Jason Roy and New Zealand's James Franklin (both Lahore), New Zealand's Nathan McCullum and England's Moeen Ali (both Quetta) and Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan and West Indian Marlon Samuels (both Peshawar).

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