– Mitchell Santner’s move to Derbyshire has been cancelled because of a knee injury that has ruled out the all-rounder for six to nine months.


  • The New Zealand international, 26, signed as the club’s overseas player for the second half of the 2018 season, but he needs surgery on a bone defect.
  • Cricket advisor Kim Barnett said it was “desperately disappointing”.
  • Santner was due to play in all of the T20 competition and the final seven County Championship games.
  • He helped New Zealand reach the 2016 World T20 semi-finals and has played the short format for the last two summers with Worcestershire.
  • Barnett added: “We are already reviewing our options for potential overseas replacements.”

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