Sussex have re-signed South African all-rounder David Wiese for the 2021 Vitality Blast.

Wiese will be classed as an overseas player, having previously played for the club under a ‘Kolpak’ registration. These will no longer be valid following Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Sussex head-coach James Kirtley was thrilled to have him back at the club.

He said: “It's fantastic news that David will be with us next season for the Blast. It will give us peace of mind knowing that a player of David's class will be available for the whole of the tournament.

“He plays a number of roles for us in our T20 side and he continues to play match winning innings such as the one at Lord's this season.

“He is a great professional, he prepares with diligence and he drives himself physically all of which fits perfectly with the ideals of the club.

“On top of that, his friendly and open demeanour and willingness to help younger players make him an asset in the dressing room and a fine ambassador for Sussex Cricket.” 

Wiese himself cannot wait to be return.

He said: “I’m delighted to be returning to Sussex as an overseas player for the Blast.

“Sussex has been home for the last four seasons and I can’t wait to be back.

"We have had a fair amount of success in the Blast over the last few seasons, but hopefully we can take it a step further next season.”