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SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET WILL BE BOOSTED BY BREXIT- DU PLESSIS

Britain’s Brexit will be a boon to ailing South Africa as they rebuild, Proteas captain Faf du Plessis said on Tuesday after his side’s series drubbing by India.

Any tougher immigration controls after the British withdrawal from the European Union will mean fewer South African players in the County Championship, according to du Plessis.

More than 60 players from countries around the world have since 2003 taken advantage of EU residency rules so that they could join county teams without being considered “overseas players”.

But the rules of the so-called Kolpak accord meant they could not play for their home countries.

Under current plans, if Britain pulls out of the EU, the Kolpak system for cricketers would end by 2021.

SOURCE: SUPER SPORTS

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