Faf du Plessis has rejoined the Super Kings, although in a different city. He is signed as their star player for the Cricket South Africa (CSA) competition by the Chennai Super Kings management. The six-team league had its final day for direct player acquisition on Wednesday, August 10. It will be launched early next year.
The six clubs are prohibited by a secrecy agreement from disclosing their marquee acquisitions. All the clubs are owned by IPL teams. But according to recent confirmation du Plessis, a longtime regular for CSK, has rejoined his previous squad. With the exception of the franchise’s suspension in 2016 and 2017, Du Plessis represented CSK from 2011 until 2021. He was purchased by Royals Challengers Bangalore in the 2022 auction and he was also made their captain.
The Johannesburg franchise in the tournament has also been purchased by the Chennai squad. The teams have been invited to submit a list of five players.
It’s rumoured that Moeen Ali was also recruited by the Chennai management. Moeen was included among the marquee players for the UAE League (ILT20). Later on in the day, the CSA management is anticipated to unveil the marquee.
It is further confirmed that Anrich Nortje and Aiden Markram are South African players on the IPL roster for the Pretoria and Port Elizabeth clubs. Quinton de Kock was kept by Sanjiv Goenka’s Lucknow Super Giants management when they acquired the Durban team.
Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, and Rashid Khan are the prominent names signed by Mumbai Indians management for their Cape Town team.
In the meantime, the team has been dubbed MI Cape Town by the MI management. It is owned by Reliance Industries Limited. They have declared that MI Emirates will be the name of their UAE League team.
Nita Ambani, director of Reliance Industries, said, “For us, MI goes beyond cricket. It embodies the ability to dream, be fearless and foster a positive attitude in life. I am sure that both MI Emirates and MI Cape Town will embrace the same ethos and take MI’s global cricket legacy to even greater heights.”