Jerome Taylor of the West Indies signs a three-year contract on the Kolpak deal as he joins the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
Gloucestershire signs West Indies player Jerome Taylor on a three-year contract that registers him as a 2020 player for the Kolpak team. As he signs the deal, Taylor becomes the second West Indies player to have joined Gloucestershire two years after Shannon Gabriel did.
Taylor had his career debut with the West Indies at the age of 18 where he instantly took two wickets which made him remarkable. The 35-year-old player holds an outstanding record of taking 343 wickets in 254 T20s and 50-over matches. Aside from that, he is also an impressive ODI cricketer.
In an interview with Gloucestershire’s head coach, Richard Dawson says that, ‘Jerome is an exciting player who will add some pace and international experience to the bowling attack. He can contribute in all formats so he will be a valuable addition to the squad’.
Taylor, on the other hand, shares his excitement in joining Gloucestershire as he looks forward to meeting the players and staff that make up the squad. He also said that he’s grateful for the opportunity because he is personally fond of playing county cricket.
The West Indies player has also played for Leicestershire, Sussex, and Somerset in all formats. The last time Taylor played for his country dates back to 2018. His experiences will indeed bring him an advantage to the new team that he signed up for.
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