Duanne Olivier would represent England at international level once he has gained citizenship. He turned his back on South Africa in February after signing a three-year deal with Yorkshire on a Kolpak contract.
His decided to sign the deal when he broke into the top 20 of the ICC’s Test bowling rankings. It is not the last time Olivier appeared on the international scene, though, after admitting a role with England is something he would consider in the future.
“There’s been controversy around the situation, for me my main focus is playing for Yorkshire,”
“There is rules and regulations where you can qualify [for] citizenship, that’s my bigger goal to become a citizen here, and if it allows me to play for England one day I will never say no to that.
“For me, playing for South Africa was an honour and I never used that as a stepping stone to move to England, there were different factors and situations that played a role to me coming here. My main focus is to play cricket and do well for Yorkshire and win trophies.”