The salary cap has been increased for the second edition of the SA20 tournament in 2024.
Franchises will now each be able to spend R39.1-million on players, an increase of R5.1-million.
The trading window for South African players opened on 1 June, giving franchises an opportunity to pre-sign, trade, buy-out or retain players ahead of the auction.
Each franchise will be required to sign a rookie player – a South African player 22 years of age or younger who has not featured in the SA20 before.
Squad sizes will increase to 19 with the inclusion of the rookie player and the wildcard player.
Franchises are required to have a minimum of 11 South African players in their squads. For the match-day playing XI, they can field a maximum of four overseas players.
“We have put these new regulations in place to build on the successful first season of the SA20, which was underpinned by entertaining and quality cricket from some of the best players in the world,” said SA20 league commissioner Graeme Smith
“The teams have an opportunity to assemble the best of South African and international talent, which will no doubt produce competitive and a high standard of cricket for the fans in the second season.
“The addition of a rookie player to the squads shows our continued commitment and investment to giving young talent exposure on a global platform. We saw some special performances from the young players in our first season. SA20 remains aspirational for up and coming cricketers and this is another opportunity for them to showcase their skills.”
The second season will take place in the same January window, with further details on the auction and the fixtures to be released soon.
SA20 Season 2 Player Regulations
- Salary cap increase per franchise by R5.1-million to R39.1-million.
- Introduction of a rookie player per franchise – for South African players, 22 years of age or younger who have not featured in SA20 before.
- Player trading mechanism open for South African players so that teams can alter squads and make tactical trades to compile part of their squad before auction.
- Increase (by one) of each franchise to pre-sign overseas players – this means that players who may have been unavailable previously can be contracted even before auction.
- Wildcard still available to franchises.
- Squad sizes increased to 19, including a rookie and wildcard.
- Minimum of 11 South African players per squad.