Kyle Jarvis and Brendan Taylor are set to return to Zimbabwe after requesting their clubs to release them from their Kolpak contracts.
Brendan Taylor was linked with the return earlier this year but he made clear that the rumors were not true. But earlier this month, Nottinghamshire CCC confirmed that Brendan Taylor will be leaving the club at the end of the season due to personal reasons. Brendan Taylor, 31, who left Zimbabwe in 2015 due to insufficient wages and signed a kolpak deal with Nottinghamshire. The right-handed Zimbabwean became a vital part of the Nottinghamshire squad in the past two years. He scored 351 runs in this year’s Natwest T20 Blast and won the title with the club. He also scored 154 runs against the Somerset in the Royal London Cup 2017’s quarter-final. He later went on winning the Royal London One-Day cup with the club. Brandon has been an important part of the Notts squad but now he thinks it’s time for him to return to Zimbabwe and continue his career there.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Trent Bridge where I have made some fantastic friends among the dressing room and Club staff during the three seasons I have been here. Winning two trophies for Notts in these past few months, including one at Lord’s, has been a real highlight in my career, and given me moments that I will never forget.” said Brendan.
“But being away from my wife and children has proven to be very difficult for me and I have reached a point in my life where I must consider their needs.” added Brendan.
On the other side, the right-arm seamer, Kyle Jarvis was also rumored to return to Zimbabwe and continue his career with the Zimbabwe national team. At first, he announced that he’ll continue playing for Lancashire until his contracts ends, which was supposed to be ending next year.
But yesterday, the Lancashire county cricket club confirmed that Kyle Jarvis has been on his request so that he can play for Zimbabwe once again. Kyle Jarvis signed a kolpak deal with Lancashire in 2013. He became a very important part of the Lancashire and was the club’s leading wicket taker in the year 2014 and 2015.
“I have absolutely loved my time at Lancashire over the last four years, It’s a very special place and I have made some fantastic friends here. I am immensely proud to have played a part in the history of this great club.” said Jarvis.
“I would like to thank everyone that for making me feel part of it.” added Jarvis.
“It has been a really hard decision to make to return to Zimbabwe, but the opportunity to return home and play international cricket is something I really want to do.”Kyle Jarvis and Brendan Taylor’s will have a very good impact on Zimbabwe cricket team. Both have been very impressive in the English domestic circuit and Zimbabwe fans are hoping for a better revival of cricket in Zimbabwe.