Kolkata Knight Riders bag Charl Langeveldt for IPL second season

March 28th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Cape Town, Mar.28 (ANI): Former Proteas medium pacer Charl Langeveldt has joined the Indian Premier League (IPL).

According to Sports24, Langeveldt has struck a deal with the Kolkata Knight Riders after his county team Derbyshire ‘reluctantly’ set him free to participate in the five week cricket extravaganza starting from April 18.

“I am pleased he has the opportunity to play alongside the world’s best in the IPL competition. We will undoubtedly miss a bowler of Charl’s experience and ability for the early part of the season,” Head of Cricket at Derbyshire, John Morris said.

Langeveldt would be joining the likes Ishant Sharma and Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis, making the Knight Riders bowling attack look ominous, and his immense control and command bowling at the end of innings in familiar conditions, would certainly provide an edge to John Buchannan’s team.

He would certainly prove more than an asset to the team, given the fact that the second season of the IPL has been shifted to South Africa.

Langeveldt has been in stupendous form recently. He played an important role in his team’s Standard Bank Pro20 tournament win. (ANI)

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