This after county team Somerset cancelled the ex-Proteas yster’s Kolpak deal because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
After serving his country well, Philander decided to quit after the recent England series for one final big pay pakkie abroad.
For a player not chasing the groot geld that T20 cricket provides, Philander’s decision - although a blow to the Proteas - was generally supported by cricket fans.
But on Monday night, Somerset announced that they are cancelling Pro’s contract.
Director of cricket at the county club, Andy Hurry, says: “These are clearly very uncertain and challenging times for all counties with no cricket until at least the 1st July and the likelihood of a condensed and truncated season.
“Given the current uncertainty, the cancellation of his contract was a prudent and sensible decision.
“I would like to thank Vernon and his management team for their understanding of the current situation and we hope one day to see Vernon back wearing Somerset colours.”
Philander would have joined another ex-Protea, Roelof van der Merwe, at the club.
Van der Merwe, who has since secured a Dutch passport, joined Somerset in 2016.