Indian Premier League: 20 South African players enter draw

2013-02-01 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Twenty South African players will enter the draw for the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held in Chennai on Sunday.

According to the Cricinfo website, in total, 101 players from eight countries will go under the hammer, with Australian duo Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting having attracted the highest base price of $400 000

(about R3,5 million).

Johan Botha has the highest base price among the SA players of $300 000, followed by Herschelle Gibbs ($200 000) and Vernon Philander ($100 000).

The other SA players hoping to be picked up are Ryan McLaren, Richard Levi, Rory Kleinveldt (all $50 000) and Quinton de Kock, Dane Vilas, Paul Harris, Aaron Phangiso, Chris Morris, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Henry Davids, Rilee Rossouw, Jandre Coetzee, Alistair Gray, Dwaine Pretorius, Stiaan van Zyl, David Wiese, Andrew Birch (all $20 000).

Each of the nine franchises has a salary cap of $12,5 million to spend, which can contain a maximum of 33 players.

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