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Kent's loss is Hobart's gain as Aussie paceman Doug Bollinger heads home

By Richard Harvey

Australian left-arm paceman Doug Bollinger is due to play his last game for Kent today.

Bollinger, who was in the squad for the Royal London One-Day Cup clash against Middlesex at Canterbury, heads home this weekend to start his preparations to play for the Hobart Hurricanes in next month’s Champions League T20 tournament in India.

Hobart qualified for the event after finishing second in Australia’s domestic T20 competition, the Big Bash League, last season.

Australian paceman Doug Bollinger is due to play his final game for Kent today before heading home.

Although Bollinger, 33, was due to spend the full season with Kent, he will head back Down Under with the blessing of chief executive Jamie Clifford.

Mr Clifford said: “When Doug signed his contract to play for us, Hobart had not qualified for the Champions League but he told us he would want to play in it should they do.

“Besides, under the ‘no objections certificate’ that all parties sign when contracting an overseas player, the club is duty bound to release him when requested by his home club or country.

“We were not about to stand in his way even though we have a Royal London One-Day Cup quarter final to play.

“It is what it is in today’s cricketing world - we just have to accept it and thank him for the time he spent with us.

“He has been great for us, both on and off the field, and he will leave a lasting legacy here.”

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