Zimbabwe cricket team players Sean Williams, Ryan Burl and Brad Evans are part of a long list of 318 players who will go under the hammer in the inaugural SA20 League player auction set to be held in Cape Town on September 19.
More than 500 players registered their interest, with the list cut down following the submission of shortlists from the six franchises.
Williams will have his sights on making his second appearance in South Africa’s premier T20 competition after a successful stint with Tshwane Spartans in 2018.
The Bulawayo-born all rounder played alongside countryman Sikandar Raza in the Mzansi Super League. Raza did not enter his name for the draft for the South African competition.
Burl, who recently hogged the limelight after his remarkable five-wicket haul in Australia will be looking for his first opportunity in South Africa.
The leg spinner and middle order batsman has played international franchise cricket before having represented Chattogram Challengers in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Seamer Evans, whose stoke has been on a gradual rise after some success with both bat and ball for the Chevrons will be looking to make his debut in T20 franchise cricket.
The new league’s draft will see all teams fill their roster with 17 players, 10 of which will be local and seven international.
Teams will spend their remaining $2 million salary budget with 22 players already pre-signed by their respective franchises.
Other countries represented include Zimbabwe, Scotland, Afghanistan, Ireland, Hong Kong, USA, Netherlands and Namibia.
“We are thrilled with the interest received from the cricket community to be a part of the SA20,” said SA20 League Commissioner, Graeme Smith.
“The final list of players has an exciting mix of international stars, the class of Proteas players and upcoming talent waiting to make a name for themselves on a global stage. We are looking forward to the auction and seeing how the squads are formed for this exciting first edition of the SA20.”
The auction will start at 14:00 and will be broadcast live on SuperSport.