Source: Caribbean Life
Five West Indians were picked when a total of 314 players went under the hammer in the inaugural South Africa T20 League (SA20) auction, bringing to nine the number of Caribbean cricketers chosen for the January – February 2023 tournament.
Antigua fast bowler Alzarri Joseph was the most expensive buy of the five, sold to Johannesburg Super Kings for USD$118, 353.
The franchise had signed all-rounder Romario Sheppard before last Monday’s auction.
Jamaica all-rounder Odean Smith was the only West Indian acquired by MI Cape Town. He went for USD $95, 810 in the auction.
All-rounder Kemp Paul of Guyana and St. Lucian wicket-keeper/ batsman, Johnson Charles will join previously drafted Barbadian Jason Holder and Kyle Mayers at Durban Super Giants. Paul and Charles US were brought for USD $905, and US$23, 952, respectively.
Vincentian left-arm fast bowler, Obed McCoy, was selected before the auction by Parral Royals. There will be no West Indian player turning out for Pretoria or Sunrisers Eastern Cape Town.
Among the West Indies Players on the auction list who went unsold were Carlos Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Ramdin King, Jayden Seales, Lendel Simmons, Hayden Walsh Jnr. and Shane Hope.