Tuesday 29 April 2008 

Wavell Hinds To Play For Derbyshire In Twenty20 Cup

Derbyshire have announced that Wavell Hinds, who was due to play for the club for the duration of the 2008 season as a Kolpak signing, will play as an overseas player during the ECB Twenty20 Cup.

Hinds' registration was blocked by ECB but the way has been cleared for him to replace Australian Chris Rogers for the Twenty20 tournament.

Hinds, 31, played 45 Tests and 114 One Day Internationals for the West Indies and retired from first-class cricket, where he represented Jamaica in the Caribbean, in order to take up a contract with Derbyshire.

As well as playing in the Twenty20 Cup, he is set to play in the LV County Championship Division Two match against Essex which begins on June 29th, and, should Derbyshire qualify for the quarter-finals, Hinds will be available for that much.

The revivification of Hinds' signing means that Chris Rogers' mid-season break will go ahead as planned.

Derbyshire Head of Cricket John Morris commented, "I have always been keen to bring Wavell to Derbyshire as he has all the qualities we are looking for – experience, ability and character. It hasn’t worked out as planned but by coming in for the Twenty20 period he will give us a fresh impetus and real expertise in that format of the game. He is an exciting player, contributes with both bat and ball and is just what we need for Twenty20 cricket."