Wednesday 25 March 2009 

Surrey Snap Up Nel On Three-Year Deal

Surrey have signed former South African international fast bowler Andre Nel on a three-year Kolpak deal.

Nel, who earlier in the day announced his retirement from international cricket, will now be able to play alongside overseas player Grant Elliott, who signed last week.

“I am delighted to be joining Surrey as I enter a new phase of my career," Nel was quoted as saying on Surrey's website (www.surreycricket.com). "I have had a number of fantastic experiences here in the UK with South Africa, Northamptonshire and Essex and cannot wait to return to join up with Surrey.

“Surrey are a huge club, entering an exciting new era with Chris Adams at the helm, and I am looking forward to using my experience to work with some of the younger bowlers on the staff and ensure they get back to the top of the English game. I cannot wait to arrive in April and pull on the Surrey shirt for the first game of the season.”

Nel played 36 Tests and 79 One Day Internationals for his country.

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