Before the auction, the MI team in the CSA T20 league is the first to reveal its list of signings.
MI Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, and Dewald Brevis have been signed by Cape Town, the Mumbai Indians’ franchise in the 2019 CSA T20 competition, before the player auction.
According to the league’s rules, each of the six franchises would be able to pre-sign five players before the auction: three from abroad, one South African international, and one uncapped South African. MI Cape Town was the first team to reveal their list of players.
Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio, the company that owns MI Cape Town, expressed his excitement as we started the construction process. “By adding straight players, we have begun the process of implementing the MI concept, which calls for establishing a solid foundation upon which to construct the squad. Rashid, Kagiso, Liam, and Sam are now officially a part of the #OneFamily, and I’m thrilled Dewald will be joining us on this new adventure.”
The CSA league stated on Wednesday that it has signed over 30 star players and that each team may have a roster of 17 players.
Even though no other team has made any official statements regarding signings, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Eoin Morgan, Jason Holder, Jason Roy, and a number of other players have already been confirmed to participate in the league. Moeen will earn $400,000, du Plessis $350,000, while people like Rabada, de Kock, Miller, Morgan, and Curran will each receive US$300,000. Livingstone and Buttler will each receive US$500,000.
11 players from England have so far had the most overseas presence in the league, followed by 10 from Sri Lanka. The list does not contain any individuals from Pakistan, as was expected.
The sale will take place “in the next few weeks” before the league kicks out in January 2023, according to the CSA announcement from on Wednesday. The groups that control teams in the IPL have purchased all six of the league’s franchises, and the league is expected to let four foreign players in the starting XI with no current conditions for transformation.