West Indies seamer joins for two-month spell at start of season
Miguel Cummins, the West Indies fast bowler, has signed a short-term deal with Kent, making him available for the first eight games of the club’s County Championship campaign.
Cummins, who has played 14 Test and 11 ODIs, joined Middlesex in 2019 under the Kolpak ruling and featured in the Bob Willis Trophy – including taking 5 for 62 against Kent at Canterbury – and Vitality Blast last year. He has also previously played county cricket for Worcestershire.
The 30-year-old will be part of Kent’s squad for the initial red-ball chunk of the season, from April up until the end of their Championship game against Nottinghamshire starting on June 3.
“It’s great to be joining an ambitious team like Kent and I am certainly looking forward to bowling at Canterbury again,” Cummins said.
“It’s also fantastic to be joining a county with a proud history of West Indian players and coaches in the past, especially with another fellow Barbadian in John Shepherd being a big part of Kent’s history. I’m here to add to that proud tradition, and make my own mark with the ball for Kent this season.”
Having won promotion back to Division One of the Championship in 2018, after an eight-year absence, Kent finished fourth in 2019 and second in the south group of last season’s Bob Willis Trophy, behind eventual champions Essex.
Kent’s director of cricket, Paul Downton, said: “I am excited that Miguel is joining us for the majority of our Championship campaign this summer. He is the type of bowler who will add something different to our attack.
“He certainly looked a handful running down the hill at the Spitfire Ground last season, and we look forward to welcoming him into our dressing room this year.”