Anrich Nortje and Migael Pretorius will represent the Pretoria Capitals in South Africa’s new T20 league.
Nortje has made 30 IPL appearances for the Delhi Capitals, whose owners bought the new Pretoria franchise. ESPNcricinfo reported that Nortje will earn $250,000 (R4-million) in the league.
Pretorius plays his domestic cricket for the Free State Knights.
“Anrich Nortje has been an integral part of the growth and success of Delhi Capitals,” said Pretoria Capitals owner Parth Jindal. “So when we decided to expand our cricketing footprint to his country, he was always going to be an automatic choice for us. I believe Anrich will bring to Pretoria Capitals the same kind of fiery performances and off-field calmness we’ve seen him display at DC. I’d also like to welcome Migael Pretorius, who boasts of an impressive domestic track record, to our Capitals family.”
“It is indeed a proud moment for us, as Delhi Capitals is now beyond Delhi,” Jindal said. “South Africa is no doubt one of the world’s biggest sports-loving nations, and we can’t wait to enthrall the fans there with our passionate brand of cricket.”