Piedt ends Proteas career, moves to the USA

Proteas spinner Dane Piedt has ended his South African cricketing career and will relocate to the United States of America.

Piedt took to Twitter on Friday and revealed that he has signed a deal to play professional cricket in the States. 

The 30-year-old is expected to compete in the new Minor League Cricket T20 tournament, which sees 22 teams battle in a 9-week season.

Last year October, Piedt was recalled to the national set-up for the Proteas' three-match Test series against India after a three-year long absence.

He featured in two Tests in India and could only manage two wickets as the Proteas' suffered a 3-0 whitewash.

Piedt, who made his Proteas debut in 2014, played 9 Tests for South Africa, ending on 26 wickets.

This also brings an end to his 10-year career with his franchise, the Cape Cobras.

Piedt, who captained the Cobras, was the leading wicket-taker (52) in the 2018/19 4-Day Franchise Series, which saw him pick up two awards at last year's Cricket South Africa awards.

"Never easy leaving. But I love every second, trophies won and life-long friendships made," wrote Piedt on Twitter.

- Compiled by Lynn Butler