Kleinveldt set to join Northants

  • Last Updated: April 8 2014, 18:30 BST

Northamptonshire are set to sign South Africa all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt as their overseas replacement for injured Australian seamer Jackson Bird.

Rory Kleinveldt: Signing for Northants
Rory Kleinveldt: Signing for Northants

A successful visa application will be required before the club can confirm Kleinveldt as one of their overseas players for this summer.

But Northamptonshire hope the 31-year-old will be available in time for the LV= County Championship Division One match at home to Yorkshire this month.

Coach David Ripley told his club's official website, northantscricket.com: "We are very confident - we have the no objections certificate from the South African cricket board, which was the main stumbling block.

"We've just got to go through the visa process now and we hope Rory will be with us for the second game of the season."


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