John Reid, Club President:
“We are equally delighted to confirm Thomas Kaber as Professional. Thomas is a South African all rounder, currently playing at the highest levels in South African cricket for Eastern Province, and their one day franchise, the Warriors. In first class cricket, Thomas averages 35 with the bat and has taken 137 wickets at 29.
His List A (one day cricket) and T20 returns are equally as impressive. Thomas was introduced to us by Shane Burger, the Scotland national coach and he is a left arm wrist spinner, specialising in chinaman – which will be somewhat of a rarity in the EPL! Thomas is about to get married and plans to arrive in Edinburgh in late April in time for our first league match against Meigle. I am sure you will join me to welcome him and his wife and wish him a highly successful career at the club.”
For those wanting to follow Thomas’s progress in South Africa his CricInfo profile can be seen here:
On the deal, Thomas’s agent said:
“After a lovely chat with Thomas this morning and yesterday he has decided that your club and the opportunity you are offering him is exactly what he is looking for.
He is very excited to move forward with this opportunity and hopefully it will be a long journey between all the relevant parties.
He is very excited for this journey.”