Shaun Tait joins South Africa’s Dolphins

Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait has joined South African provincial team the Dolphins for the Pro20 competition for the 2011-12 season.

Shaun Tait, who retired from One Day International cricket in March 2011 to focus on the shorter format of the game, played for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2011, taking six wickets in four games.

“Having played last year in Durban during the Champions Trophy, I know that I am really looking forward to getting back and bowling at a ground that definitely suits me.

I am genuinely excited to be given this opportunity and am looking forward to playing my part with the Dolphins in seeing them taste success” said Shaun Tait.

The Sunfoil Dolphins have officially confirmed that Shaun Tait will be contracted for the PRO20 competition in the 2011 2012 season.

“We are absolutely delighted to have secured Shaun for the Pro 20 competition. He is a world class, match winning fast bowler and will add much needed pace to our attack,” said Jesse Chellan CEO (KZNCU and Dolphins Cricket).

“We are serious about ‘crossing the finishing line’ this season and we have no doubt that Shaun will help deliver on this to our fans.”

Graham Ford said, “Shaun is a hugely exciting addition to Sunfoil Dolphins cricket! Our young players have progressed extremely well over the past 12 months and for them to now play alongside the fastest bowler in world cricket will be a wonderful learning opportunity and a massive experience.”

“Shaun’s firepower will greatly strengthen our bowling department and ensure that there will be plenty of spectacular action for the fans at Sahara Kingsmead!”

Shaun joins the Dolphins for the first match in Feb 2012 and is available for the duration of this competition.

The Dolphins topped the table in the league phase of the Pro20 competition last year but lost in the semi-final to the Warriors.

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