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Bavuma snub: CSA, commissioner Smith 'disappointed' but new SA20's 'independence' stressed

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Temba Bavuma. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Temba Bavuma. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) chairperson Lawson Naidoo expressed disappointment in Temba Bavuma's shock omission from the SA20 after not being picked up in Monday's inaugural six-team auction in Cape Town.

The Proteas men's T20 and ODI captain, who has recovered from an elbow injury in time to lead SA to the T20 World Cup in Australia, went unsold after two rounds after starting at R850 000 in value.

The snub prompted uproar from some sections of the South African public who expressed dismay at the nation's skipper getting overlooked by the six franchises.

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