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English county side Derbyshire have revealed that they are no longer interested in acquiring the services of West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels.
Last week, Samuels revealed he was considering signing a Kolpak deal that would have been “worth probably £120,000-130,000 a year”.
Samuels revealed that he was brooding over the decision as he is growing increasingly frustrated with the fact that he continues to be overlooked when it comes to international cricket.
But, the 36-year-old will now likely look to regain his place in the national team since Derbyshire are not interested in him anymore.
“Derbyshire can confirm it has been in contact with West Indies international Marlon Samuels and his agent regarding opportunities at the club,” a statement on the club’s website said. “The club remains committed to exploring all options to strengthen the side ahead of the 2017 season. However, we have a number of routes available and, in view of recent events, the club is no longer pursuing Marlon Samuels.”
The West Indies’ next assignment will be a three-match ODI series against England next month, but Samuels was not picked in the 15-man squad.