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England and Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has agreed a deal to represent Warriors in South Africa’s domestic Twenty20 tournament.

Samit Patel

"I'm very excited to be joining the Chevrolet Warriors," said Samit Patel, who will return in time for the county season

Patel, capped 18 times by his country in the game’s shortest form, will arrive in South Africa on February 25, following England’s one-day international matches in New Zealand.

He will then be available up until the tournament final on April 7, before returning to Trent Bridge ahead of the new county season, which begins three days later.

Notts director of cricket Mick Newell said: “We’re happy for him to go; we actively encourage our players to take part in tournaments around the world as long as they don’t conflict with the English county season.”

Patel added: “I’m very excited to be joining the Chevrolet Warriors.

“I’ve heard fantastic things about the team and the area. The Warriors have a history of doing well in this format and I hope I can add something extra and make this year a winning season.

“I want to thank my county in England for releasing me to play and speaking to the staff at the Warriors I really can't wait to start.”

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