Warwickshire coach Mark Greatbatch has signalled a possible change of direction over the registration of Heath Streak next season.
The club had previously stated that Warwickshire captain, Streak, will register as one of the club’s two permitted overseas signings. That would purposefully limit their options and send out a message about the desire to back the current squad.
Greatbatch has now said that the option of registering Streak as a kolpak player will be considered, providing the club with the option to sign another overseas player if required.
Warwickshire are still keen to bring in a fast bowler if a suitable candidate can be found.
"Heath will be making the first of two quick visits to the country in the next couple of weeks," Greatbatch said. "That will give us the opportunity for some pretty intensive planning and yes, Heath registering as a Kolpak player is a possible option."
Hampshire’s Rose Bowl is set for a #35million redevelopment which the county hope will make it a flagship Test match venue.
The ground has yet to stage a Test match but Rose Bowl plc believe that will all change once the development work is complete in 2009. That will make it a direct competitor to Edgbaston in an increasingly crowded market place.
The development will increase the temporary capacity to 23,600 — the second-largest cricket venue in the country — and an increase in the permanent capacity to 13,500.
A four-star hotel is to be built and the existing golf course to be extended to an 18-hole championship-standard facility. Subject to planning permission, the work is set to start in late 2007.