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Kyle Abbott becomes the first Kolpak player since Brexit to return to play domestic cricket in South Africa after penning deal with the Titans Kyle Abbott is the first Kolpak cricketer to return to play in South Africa The 33-year-old has signed for the Titans for the 2021 and 2022 seasons   Abbott took 182 County Championship wickets for Hampshire 

By Richard Gibson For Mailonline

Published: 19:11 GMT, 6 January 2021 | Updated: 19:11 GMT, 6 January 2021

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Kyle Abbott has become the first Kolpak player since Brexit to return to play domestically in South Africa after signing for the Titans.

The 33-year-old's existing contract with Hampshire will revert to overseas status for the 2021 and 2022 seasons following the UK's departure from the EU, a move which no longer allows Kolpaks to participate here as locals.

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There has been ill feeling towards players like Abbott, who controversially turned their backs on international careers to

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