Samit Patel joins Warriors for Twenty20

Samit Patel on June 25, 2011
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Samit Patel joins South African team Warriors for their Twenty20 campaign.

Nottinghamshire's Samit Patel has joined South African outfit Warriors for their Twenty20 campaign.

The England all-rounder will arrive in Port Elizabeth on February 25 after signing up as an overseas player.

"I'm very excited to be joining the Chevrolet Warriors," Patel said. "I've heard fantastic things about the team and the area. The Warriors have a history of doing well in this format and I hope I can add something extra and make this year a winning season.

"I want to thank my county in England for releasing me to play and speaking to the staff at the Warriors I really can't wait to start."

Nottinghamshire coach Mick Newell permitted the move as Patel will not miss any county matches should Warriors reach the final, which takes place on April 7.

Nottinghamshire's first County Championship match is against Middlesex three days later.

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