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Yorkshire are not in for Morne Morkel, says Moxon

The South Africa bowler will be available on a Kolpak deal this summer after announcing his intention to retire from international cricket after the Proteas' Test series against Australia

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Morne Morkel will not be Yorkshire-bound

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon has ruled out an approach for Morne Morkel.

The South Africa bowler will be available on a Kolpak deal this summer after announcing his intention to retire from international cricket following the Proteas' Test series against Australia, and Yorkshire are one of several counties to be linked with a move for the 33-year-old.

However, Moxon is happy with the seam arsenal he has at Headingley and stressed that Morkel is not on his radar.

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “No, we’ve got enough seamers, thank you. At this moment in time we’re very content with what we’ve got.

“We’ve got the numbers pace bowling-wise, and the key for us now is quality. Can the younger ones I’ve mentioned step up and produce consistent performances that are going to help us win?

“That’s the unknown, but the potential is there, and it will be exciting to see how they develop.”

Morkel, who has taken 294 Test wickets, announced his impending retirement earlier this week, saying that he intends to play in domestic competitions around the world.

The veteran quick cited family commitments as one of the main reasons for his decision to step away from national duty.

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