Five players have been handed national contracts for the first time, while Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada have earned multi-year contracts.
The duration of the contracts will run from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. The period includes the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, the ICC Women’s World Cup and the men’s bilateral tours away to England and the home series against Bangladesh, India and Australia.
First-time contracts have been awarded to Stephen Cook, Keshav Maharaj, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo and Tabraiz Shamsi who all made their international debuts during the course of the past contract year.
‘With a busy season ahead of us which also means heavier workloads on players, we decided to increase the number of men’s national contracts from 18 to 21,’ commented CSA chief executive, Haroon Lorgat. ‘We also needed to recognise that certain players are specialists in certain formats of the game.’
Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada, have for the first time been awarded multi-year contracts and join an elite players group of players.
‘We are fortunate to have transitioned successfully and we now boast a strong squad made up of young and experienced world class stars,’ added Lorgat.
CSA contracted Proteas players:
Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Stephen Cook (Highveld Lions), Quinton de Kock (Titans), AB de Villiers (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Dean Elgar (Titans), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), David Miller (Knights), Morne Morkel (Titans), Chris Morris (Titans), Wayne Parnell (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras).
The Board also approved the 14 contracted Proteas women’s players for 2017-18.
CSA contracted Women Proteas players:
Dané van Niekerk (Eastern Province), Ayabonga Khaka (Border), Suné Luus (Northerns), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Trisha Chetty (Gauteng), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Lizelle Lee (North West), Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo (Northerns), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province), Masabata Klaas (Free State), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Moseline Daniels (Boland).
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