District Sixers sign Lehan Botha for one of biggest prices at CPL player auction

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The District Sixers recruited all-rounder Lehan Botha during last week’s Cape Premier League player auction.

The Sixers paid 3.8 million CPL dollars – the tournament’s fictional currency -for Botha.

This was the third-largest purchase at the player auction, after the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls and Peninsula Patiots bought wicketkeeper-batsman Taariq Chiecktey and batsman Josh Chippendale, respectively, for four million each.

The Sixers tried to retain fast bowler Darren Rolfe during the auction, but were outbid by the Cape Vikings.

Prior to the auction, the Sixers recruited wicketkeeper-batsman Ridaa Isaacs from the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls.

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District Sixers squad for 2023 CPL

  1. Ridaa Isaacs
  2. Derek Mitchell
  3. Givon Christian
  4. Wesley Bedja
  5. Daniel Smith
  6. Christiaan Oberholzer
  7. Jesse Christensen
  8. Gavin Dickenson
  9. Tashwill Carolus
  10. Sanele Qubuda
  11. Lehan Botha
  12. Geoff Dods
  13. Darryn Walters
  14. Jared Southgate
  15. Kyle Klein
  16. Reece Thomas

The Sixers lost last year’s CPL final to the Devil’s Peak Dragons. The 2023 CPL is scheduled to start in late September.

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