District Sixers gain star duo from Cape Vikings ahead of this year’s Cape Premier League

File image: Kyle Verreynne.

Cape Town Cricket Club’s Kyle Verreynne and the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club’s Luke Philander have joined the District Sixers for this year’s Cape Premier League.

Verreynne and Philander represented the Cape Vikings in the inaugural edition of the CPL last year. The Vikings won the 2019 title after beating the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls in the final.

The Sixers have purchased the pair for 500,000 CPL dollars – the tournament’s fictional currency. Sixers assistant coach Keanan Mitchell and tournament owner Ziyaad Desai confirmed the moves and price, respectively, to Club Cricket SA.

Earlier this week, all-rounder George Linde was sold by the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls to the Devils Peak Dragons.

The Dragons paid one million CPL dollars for Linde. He hadn’t played for the Proteas during last year’s CPL, but has since been capped in Test cricket.

He has also since swapped Durbanville Cricket Club for Brackenfell Cricket Club in the Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

The player auction for this year’s Cape Premier League will be hosted on Friday, 7 February.

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