THE MUCH AWAITED debut edition of the SA Global T20 league will get underway on November 4, 2017 and the player draft for the same was also held in Cape Town yesterday.
32 overseas and 96 local players were picked up by the eight participating franchises. Besides, icon players and international stars, franchises have also roped in some renowned names as coaches.
The first match will be played between Cape Town Knight Riders and Benoni Zalmi- teams owned by Indian (SRK) and Pakistani (Javed Afridi). The finals will be played on December 16.
In yesterday's player draft, 16 rounds were conducted and given below are some of the noticable picks who were absorbed by the frachises for the inaugural edition.
Round 1 - R1.755 million (Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Dane Paterson, Colin Ingram, JJ Smuts)
Round 2 - R1.495 million (Vernon Philander, Aiden Markram, Farhaan Behardien, Tabraiz Shamsi)
Round 3 - R1.3 million (Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Vilas, Wayne Parnell)
Round 4 - R1.105 million (Lungi Ngidi, Shaun von Berg, Rassie van der Dussen, Bjorn Fortuin, Chris Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, Robbie Frylinck)
Round 5 - R975 000 (David Wiese, Aaron Phangiso, Temba Bavuma, Keshav Maharaj, Henry Davids)
Round 6 - R845 000 (Eddie Leie, Morne van Wyk, Dwaine Pretorius, Patrick Kruger, Johan Botha)
Round 7 - R780 000 (Pite van Biljon, Beuran Hendricks, Jason Smith, Junior Dala, Sisanda Magala, Vaughn van Jaarseveld, Wiaan Mulder)
Round 8 - R650 000 (Theunis de Bruyn, Leus du Plooy, Rudi Second, Qaasim Adams, Heino Kuhn, Justin Ontong)
Round 9 - R585 000 (Rory Kleinveldt, Duanne Olivier, Andrew Birch, Reeza Hendricks, Ryan McLaren)
Round 10 - R520 000 (Dean Elgar, Malusi Siboto, Jonathan Vandiar, Colin Ackermann)
Round 11 - R455 000 (Khaya Zondo, Roelof van der Merwe)
Round 12 - R390 000 (Sibonelo Makhanya, George Linde)
Round 13 - R325 000 (Basheeru Walters)
Round 14 - R260 000 (Craig Alexander, Dane Piedt, Calvin Savage, Daryn Dupavillon)
Round 15 - R130 000 (Motkozisi Shezi)
Round 16 - R130 000 (Cody Chetty, Kyle Nipper, Tshepo Moreki)