SAT20 League Auction: South Africa T20 to follow IPL model, first players’ auction set for September 19, league to be called SAT20, Follow LIVE Updates

SAT20 League Auction: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is all set to follow BCCI’s way. There will be players’ auction instead of a…

SAT20 League Auction: South Africa T20 League set for first players' auction on September 19, league to be called SAT20, Follow SAT20 LIVE, IPL 2023 LIVE
SAT20 League Auction: South Africa T20 League set for first players' auction on September 19, league to be called SAT20, Follow SAT20 LIVE

SAT20 League Auction: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is all set to follow BCCI’s way. There will be players’ auction instead of a widely-popular players’ draft for the inaugural SAT20 League. CSA has set September 19 as the auction date. However, with all top players already snapped up by franchises, it won’t be anything like IPL Auction. Furthermore, CSA has named their new venture SAT20 instead of going for any fancy names. The league will start on January 23. Follow SAT20 League LIVE & IPL 2023 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“We’ve got an extensive list of international players that we’re sorting out for the auction. We’re still finalising some of the auction details and we’re sorting out the player registration because of the large number of players. There has been an element of pre-signing that has been taking place and the teams have a purse of $2 million that already includes the pre-signed players,” League commissioner Graeme Smith said.

The six franchises, all owned by IPL teams, have already made big-name signings before the auctions. However, franchises like Pretoria Capitals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape will have everything to play at the auctions. The two teams have only signed two players each.

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Jos Buttler, Rashid Khan and Moeen Ali are three big-name overseas signings so far

As for Auction rules, every team will have a 17-man squad maximum. Hence, the franchises who have already signed 5 players before the auction, can pick up 12 players maximum from the auction. Those, who have signed only two each can buy 15 players from the auction. As for auction purse, each team will have an overall purse of $2 million. Four franchises have already splashed their cash on high-profile names such as Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali even before the auction.

SAT20 League Auction: Teams so far:

  • MI Cape Town: Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis (Uncapped), Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran
  • Johannesburg Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Maheesh Theekshana, Gerald Coetzee (Uncapped), Romario Shepherd
  • Paarl Royals: David Miller, Corbin Bosch (Uncapped), Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy
  • Pretoria Capitals: Anrich Nortje, Miguel Pretorius (Uncapped)
  • Sunrisers Eastern Cape: Aiden Markram, Ottniel Baartman  (Uncapped)
  • Durban Franchise: Quinton De Kock, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Prenelan Subrayen (Uncapped)
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