London - Former Dolphins all-rounder and T20 journeyman Cameron
Delport has signed an extension to his contract with Leicestershire.
Delport qualifies as a non-overseas player despite being
born in South Africa and having represented the national A team.
The left-hander signed for Leicestershire back in 2016 and
has impressed with his contributions in white ball cricket and his new deal
will keep him at the club until the end of 2019.
Delport has played in the Caribbean Premier League, The Big
Bash and the Pakistan Super League.
Leicestershire head coach Pierre de Bruyn said: "We are
really excited that Cameron has signed an extension to his contract.
"He has been a match winner for us with the bat in both
in the 50-over and T20 format, offers us a good option with the ball and is
also a fine fielder."
Delport ended the Royal London One Day Cup with a brace of
half centuries against Derbyshire and Yorkshire and contributed to the opening
Natwest T20 Blast win over Lancashire by taking 1/14 and hitting 19 off 17
The Dolphins opted not to renew Delport's contract at the
end of the South African domestic season and it is unclear if he will return to
his home country for the 2017/18 season.
Cricket South Africa have yet to clarify the rules regarding
Kolpak players and those playing in England as non-overseas players when it
comes to turning out in domestic cricket and especially the new T20 Global