Rossouw to join Abbott in SA exit?

2017-01-05 10:17
Rilee Rossouw (Gallo)

Cape Town - The future of Proteas seamer Kyle Abbott is set to be made public knowledge after the second Test against Sri Lanka is completed. 

Abbott has been strongly linked with a move to English county club Hampshire on a Kolpak deal that would effectively end his international career. 

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that they will provide clarity on the matter as soon as the second Test ends - expected to be some time on Thursday. 

It would be a massive loss to South African cricket, with Abbott in the form of his life at the moment and a key member of the bowling attack. 

But, according to a report on IOL Sport, it does not end there. 

An article published on Wednesday night suggests that Rilee Rossouw is also on the verge of turning his back on the Proteas. 

A member of the squad that traveled to Australia in November last year, Rossouw remains uncapped at Test level. 

It is not yet known which club or clubs Rossouw has been linked with, but according to the report it is "almost certain" that both players are to be lost to South African cricket. 

CSA were apparently in urgent discussions to find a way to prevent the double blow. 

The article also claims that Abbott has been offered a three-year deal worth over £500 000 (about R9 million) with the option of a fourth year. 

Abbott is 29 and Rossouw 27. 

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