Aiden Markram, a batter, and Ottneil Baartman, a medium-pacer, were announced as Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s initial two T20 League additions on Wednesday.
“Announcing our first two #Risers South Africa’s T20I player of the year Aiden Markram & death-bowling specialist Ottneil Baartman join #SunRisersEasternCape #OrangeArmy #SEC,” tweeted Sunrisers Eastern Cape.
Announcing our first two #Risers 😍
— Sunrisers Eastern Cape (@SunrisersEC) August 17, 2022
Markram also participated in the IPL 2022 for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He accumulated 381 runs with a 47.63 batting average over 14 games. He scored three half-centuries for his team, with a top individual mark of 68.
A team in the CSA T20 League is now owned by the franchise. They will join the other four IPL franchise owners that follow suit. Mumbai Indians own MI Cape Town, Chennai Super Kings own Johannesburg Super Kings. Also, Rajasthan Royals own Paarl Royals, and Pretoria Capitals own Paarl Royals (owned by owners of Delhi Capitals).
Earlier in April, Cricket South Africa (CSA) and SuperSport TV announced the formation of a t20 league. They have six independently owned franchises, which will start competition in January 2023.
There will be a world-class pool of the best domestic and international cricket players available. For the six participating teams in the first T20 League of South Africa to select from when adding new players. Additionally, every domestic and Proteas player currently under contract has made a commitment to the League.
CSA T20 League draft rule:
The six franchises will have the opportunity to pre-sign up to five players, before the auction. It will include three players from abroad. There was one Proteas player and one uncapped South African for their 17-man lineups.
According to a release from Cricket South Africa, the former captain of the country was appointed as the league’s commissioner in July (CSA).
Players have already registered for the 2023 season. There will be an auction in the coming weeks, which will lead to more players joining the league. More than 30 notable international cricket players have signed up for the South African T20 League’s inaugural season.