Buttler, Roy, Holder among 25-plus names signed up by SA T20 league; CA offers BBL contract to top names to hold them back | Cricket News

MUMBAI: A total of almost 25 cricketers have signed up for the T20 league launched by Cricket South Africa (CSA) which is expected to start in January next year.
About 10 cricketers from the Caribbean Islands, 10 from Sri Lanka and almost a dozen names from England joined us. Meanwhile, TOI has learned that Cricket Australia (CA) is in the process of handing out Big Bash contracts to its key white ball cricketers including David Warner, Steven Smith, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Cameron Green among others .
This means that Australia’s top cricketers will not be available to play in these new T20 leagues unless some of them decide to opt out of the format altogether after the T20 World Cup this year and become “agents”. free”.
New Zealand cricketers too, with the exception of a few who have learned to consider a move, will stay away from the new T20 leagues. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) is in the process of drawing up new contracts to keep its cricketers committed to top-class local cricket at home.
In the meantime, here are some of the big names who have already signed up for the league in South Africa as more are set to do so.
Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills of England; Jason Holder, Alzari Joseph, Obed McCoy, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Harry Tector are among the names already on board.
This is in addition to all the top South African T20 cricketers who are already on board for their own ‘domestic’ league.
The list is currently being compiled.
Mumbai Indians have Kieron Pollard on board but it is unclear whether the Trinidadian will make himself available for the league in South Africa or the United Arab Emirates. Kolkata Knight Riders have signed Sunil Narine and Andre Russell while GMR – the 50% owner of Delhi Capitals who has invested in the UAE league have signed Shimron Hetmeyer and Rovman Powell.
The process of these signings is still ongoing and will continue until the end of the World Cup.
The cricketing fraternity is also waiting for the end of the World Cup, as it expects many cricketers to enter the sunset of their T20 career after the tournament and be free to make their choices.
Meanwhile, franchise owners in South Africa are also busy recruiting support staff. Lucknow Super Giants have signed Lance Klusener as their coach while Chennai Super Kings brought Eric Simmons to work with Stephen Fleming.

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