Any tougher immigration controls after the British withdrawal from the European Union will mean fewer South African players in the County Championship, according to Faf du Plessis.
Cricket South Africa ponders over long-term contracts among other incentives to prevent Kolpak exodus
The alarming trend of players opting for county cricket over the South Africa national team has forced the board to think about the long-term contract for its cricketers, said top CSA official Corrie van Zyl.
CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat conceded that one of the major considerations before announcing the launch of an ambitious Twenty20 Global Destination League was losing key South African players to the Kolpak agreement.
South African cricket was rocked Thursday when fast bowler Kyle Abbott and one-day star Rilee Rossouw quit the national team in order to play county cricket in England under so-called 'Kolpak contracts'.