Bellville Cricket Club’s Daniel Childs, Victoria Cricket Club’s Marco Wyngard and St Augustine Cricket Club’s Gavin Dickenson are among eight players who have belatedly joined Cape Premier League teams, despite going unsold during Friday, 25 January 2019’s auction.
Teams who hadn’t filled their squads were allowed to complete the 16 by adding players who failed to gain bids during the auction. Each addition joined at a standard 10,000 ‘CPL dollars’ – the fictional currency spent at the event. Each team was afforded a 3,000,000 budget.
The Cape Vikings added Wyngard and Childs, while the Sixers recruited Dickenson and Edgemead Cricket Club’s Simon Blake.
The Knysna Falcons welcomed under-21 cricketer Guy Sheena and Victoria Cricket Club’s Robert van der Ross – and Cape Cobras fast bowler Tladi Bokako joined the Dromedaris Dragons.
Rondebosch Cricket Club seamer Myolisi Fumba, meanwhile, has withdrawn from the Pirates’ squad. Fumba was purchased for 10,000, but later opted out. He has been replaced by the University of Cape Town Cricket Club’s Luke Stevens.