Live updates – Cape Premier League player auction, 7 February 2020

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9:21pm: The auction is over. There are still spots open in some squads. Those will be filled in due course. Good night.

Brent Johnson – he goes to the Dragons for 25,000.

Brad Barnes (of Durbanville Cricket Club, not Rondebosch Cricket Club) – he is bought by the Vikings for 350,000.

Josh Breed – the Claremont Cricket Club batsman and leg-spinner goes to the Dragons for 500,000.

9;15pm: Time for ‘the bin’. Players, previously unsold, will get another chance.

Robert van der Ross – he goes to the Vikings for 25,000.

Brad Petersen – he goes to the Phantoms for 250,000.

Chad Fortune – he goes to the Sixers for 450,000.

Kevin Heuwel – he goes to the Sixers for 25,000.

Ryan Klein – He played for the Bulls last year. He will be with them again for 800,000.

Neil Hornbuckle – he goes to the Bulls for 1.1 million.

Matthew de Villiers – Phantoms and Sixers in a bidding war. The Claremont Cricket Club star eventually goes to the Phantoms for 1.7 million. He is the biggest buy in the history of the CPL.

Thando Ntini – he goes to the Bulls for 25,000.

Marco Wyngard – he goes to the Vikings for 450,000.

Jordan Woolf – he goes to the Sixers for 25,000.

Handre Theron, Kuda Samunderu, Kieran Kenny, Wikus van Vuuren, Christiaan Mocke, Sisonke Mazele – no takers.

Lee-roy Walters – sold to the Pirates for 25,000.

Mujahid Behardien, Craig Ephraim, Chester Alexander, Justin Gilliland – no takers.

Shaheen Khan – the United Cricket Club all-rounder doesn’t get any takers.

Nandre Burger – the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Cape Cobras seamer joins the Sixers for 25,000.

Myolisi Fumba – no takers.

Aaqil Ebrahim – the University of Cape Town Cricket Club star goes to the Bulls for 25,000.

Gavin Dickenson – he is bought by the Sixers for 25,000.

Josh Schippers – he becomes a Bull for 25,000.

Ferisco Adams – he goes to the Vikings for 750,000. He, reportedly, will undergo an ankle operation soon.

Rhett Bridgens, Rostill Wessels, Seth Fledermaus – no takers.

Schaughan van Greunen – the Bellville Cricket Club batsman goes to the Pirates for 1.2 million. Most expensive purchase in the history of the CPL.

Quinton Dreyer – he goes to the Pirates for 800,000.

Stefan Joubert – he goes to the Pirates.

Qaasiem Salie, Ridaa Isaacs, Egan van Aswegen, Niel Botha, Jarryd Walsh – no takers.

William Hantam – the Cape Town Cricket Club batsman goes to the Sixers for 650,000.

Uwe Birkenstock – the Bellville Cricket Club batsman goes to the Phantoms for 25,000.

Luke Stevens – the Rondebosch Cricket Club all-rounder goes to the Pirates for 400,000.

Simon Khomari, Lizaad Williams, Lenert van Wyk – no takers.

Mpilo Njoloza – the Bellville Cricket Club left-arm seamer is bought by the Vikings for 150,000.

Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Phindile Tsolekile, Robbie van Harte, Karl Vermeulen, Matthew Kleinveldt, Darryl Losper, Saliegh Jaffar, Matthew Hendricks – no takers.

Tladi Bokako, Brent Johnson, Malcolm Cloete – no takers.

Leon le Roux – he becomes a Pirate for 600,000.

Kyle Pluke – the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club seamer goes to the Dragons for 600,000.

Joffvre Duminy – he goes to the Sixers for 25,000.

Justin Dill, Neo Mlumbi, Leon Botha, Isaac Dikgale – no takers.

Mark Andrionatos – he goes to the Vikings for 75,000.

Junaid Dawood – he goes to the Pirates for 25,000.

Janneman Malan – the Proteas batsman goes to the Pirates for 100,000.

Jody Lawrence, Mujaahid Toffar – no takers.

Emmanuel Seberame – he is bought by the Dragons for 25,000.

Dylan Verreynne, Shaun Jacobs – no takers.

Akeem Minnaar – he becomes a Pirate for 300,000.

Mathew Goles – the Cape Town Cricket Club star goes to the Dragons for 800,000. Shukri Conrad has plenty of good things to say about Goles, who he hails as an “explosive batsman who can bat anywhere from one to four.”

Wesley Bedja – he goes to the Sixers for 250,000.

Derek Mitchell – the Western Province Cricket Club batsman goes to the Sixers for 950,000. Most expensive purchase of the evening – and most expensive auction purchase in the history of the CPL.

Marvin Williams – the Bulls get the Claremont Cricket Club seamer for 500,000.

Dane Paterson – the Proteas seamer goes to the Sixers for 25,000.

Justin Pringle – the Primrose Cricket Club batsman goes to the Bulls for 25,000.

Daniel Childs – he goes to the Vikings for 75,000.

Shane Dixon – no takers.

Craig Meier – the left-arm wrist-spinner goes to the Bulls for 700,000. Most expensive purchase of the evening. The Bulls have Clint Botha at their table. Cape Town Cricket Club’s Botha played against the University of Cape Town Cricket Club’s Meier in the Western Province Cricket Association premier league last week.

Sulaiman Jaffar – he become s a Phantom for 25,000.

Brad Barnes (of Durbanville Cricket Club, not Rondebosch Cricket Club) – no takers.

Richard Tissiman – no takers.

Byron Wyngard – no takers.

Edward Schutte – no takers.

Andre Malan – slow start to the bidding, but eventually goes to the Vikings for 650,000. Joint-most expensiveq player bought this evening.

Nathan Engelbrecht – no takers.

Jack Newby – he joins the Dragons for 25,000.

Tashwin Lukas – he becomes a Phantom for 650,00. The Phantoms outbid the Pirates. Most expensive player bought this evening.

Carlos Koyana – he goes to the Phantoms for 500,000.

Brandon Tattum – no takers. He, reportedly, won’t be available for the tournament.

Josh Coetzee – to the Pirates for 25,000.

Ahmad Magiet – no takers.

Peter Malan – to the Sixers for 100,000.

Brendan Young – he goes to the Devils Peak Dragons for 150,000.

Jesse Christensen – 550,000 to the Bulls. Most expensive purchase of this year’s auction, so far.

Akhona Mnyaka – no takers.

Nazeem Noor – no takers.

Darren Rolfe – he becomes a Phantom for 75,000.

Simon Blake, Lwando Tywaku, Aviwe Mgijima – no takers.

Muzammil Sheik – off to the Bulls for 50,000.

Byron Boshoff – becomes a Dragon for 25,000.

Lionel van Rensburg – no takers.

Brandon Viret – goes to the Cape Vikings for 250,000.

Josh Breed – no takers.

7:30pm: Here we go. It’s time for the actual auction. Share this link with your mates.

7:23pm: The Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls are under new ownership. Former Western Province batsman Sven Koenig and ex-Proteas coach Gary Kirsten are the new co-owners.

7:21pm: Each franchise have a budget ranging between two and four million this evening, subject to how much they spent during the recent transfer window. CPL dollars – the tournament’s fictional currency – will be used.

7:17pm: The Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls are on the brink of announcing a new owner.

7:08pm: Former Proteas all-rounder Vernon Philander is in attendance. He has a hand in the management of the District Sixers. He says club cricket has “taken a knock” and this tournament will help “raise the standards” again.

7:04pm: Tournament owner Ziyaad Desai and others are making some opening remarks. Thereafter, the auction will start.

6:47pm: The Bo-Kaap Phantoms are new to the men’s CPL. They have replaced the Knysna Falcons, who will only be involved in the junior sections of the CPL from here on in. Grant Edmeades, Jean Marais, Nathan Swartz, Jean Strydom, Guy Sheena and Darian Naidoo were retained by the Falcons, so effectively transition to the Phantoms squad.

4:40pm: Lenert van Wyk scored the only century of last year’s tournament. But he won’t play this year’s edition, having moved overseas. Read the list of top scores and best bowling figures in the 2019 CPL HERE.

12:27pm: HERE is the full list of players available at the auction. Remember, the franchises will spend CPL dollars – the tournament’s fictional currency – on the players.

10:45am: Click HERE to recall the most expensive purchases at last year’s auction.

10:39am: Claremont Cricket Club first XI captain Mark Hendricks has withdrawn from the auction. He played for the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls in 2019, but was not retained.

10:10am: Welcome to Club Cricket SA’s live coverage of the player auction for this year’s edition of the Cape Premier League. Updates from the auction will start at approximately 7:00pm. We’ll have occasional updates before then, too, though.

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