Middlesex today wish to confirm the situation regarding Miguel Cummins’ departure from the club recently, after news of him joining Kent for the first eight LV= Insurance County Championship matches of the 2021 season was announced late last week.
Cummins was initially signed by Middlesex on a three-year contract, on the condition that he would be available to play for Middlesex as a non-overseas player. With Brexit changing the qualification status of Miguel as a cricketer playing under the Kolpak ruling, both Miguel and Middlesex agreed to the termination of the contract.
Whilst the club has remained in conversation with Miguel over the winter since last season ended, Middlesex were regrettably not able to offer Miguel new terms to play for the club as an overseas player given the financial uncertainty resulting from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. All at Middlesex are absolutely delighted that Miguel has managed to secure himself a position at Kent and have no doubt that he will serve them well.
We remain on exceptionally good terms with Miguel and are in regular contact with him, and the door has certainly not closed on him playing for the club again.
We wish him every success at Kent.
Stuart Law, Middlesex Head Coach commented:
“It’s sad not to have Miguel with us this summer, but we are delighted that he has managed to secure cricket with Kent in the County Championship this year.
"Miguel was a very popular member within our dressing room and provided us with great skill on the field. Whilst we aren’t able to offer him anything this season, this certainly doesn’t rule us out offering him something in the future should we require his services.
"He’s an absolute diamond of a bloke and I look forward to catching up with him in or pre-season friendly in a few days’ time.”