After starring for the Proteas in the Test arena in recent months, Duanne Olivier has effectively called a halt to his international career by opting to sign a Kolpak deal in English county cricket.
Yorkshire announced on Tuesday that the 26-year-old paceman has signed an initial three-year contract, subject to clearance through Kolpak regulations.
It means that Olivier will join the likes of Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw, who have chosen the security of a long-term overseas deal instead of trying to play for South Africa.
“I came over to the UK last year (at Derbyshire), and thoroughly enjoyed my time playing county cricket. I have since realised I could happily base myself there for the foreseeable future,” Olivier said in a club statement.
“I was originally looking to come back as an overseas player, but when I got a long-term offer from Yorkshire as a Kolpak, I knew that signing for the club would be the best option for both myself and my family.