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Samuels considers Kolpak deal after non-selection from England ODIs
Marlon Samuels has suggested he could accept a Kolpak deal in county cricket if an agreement cannot be reached with the WICB following his non-selection for the ODI team.
“Why can’t I play some games in the PSL and come back and play against England?” Samuels asked in an interview with SportMax Zone, a Jamaica-based television network. “I’m not 20. You’re still telling me to miss out on everything. Why can’t you compromise?
Dave Cameron, the president of the WICB, recently stated the board’s selection policy could be reviewed, the selection of the ODI squad to play England suggests there has been no change in the short term policy.
Samuels also revealed that he has been offered a three-year Kolpak deal by Derbyshire worth up to £130,000 a season, While it is understood he has indicated a reluctance to accept the deal – he would prefer a deal as an overseas player in county cricket, thereby sustaining his hopes of playing international cricket – he has suggested it remains a possibiliy.