Corne Dry joins Atlanta Fire, Cody Chetty to play for Hollywood Master Blasters

File image: Corne Dry Dry.

Seamer Corne Dry and batsman Cody Chetty are among several more South Africans involved in Minor League Cricket in the United States of America.

Dry, who represented the Knights at franchise level in South Africa, has been drafted as a marquee player by the Atlanta Fire.

Chetty, who left the Dolphins last year, will be a marquee player for the Hollywood Master Blasters.

South Africans in Minor League Cricket

  • David Bunn (East Bay Blazers)
  • David White (East Bay Blazers)
  • Rusty Theron (East Bay Blazers)
  • Justin Dill (New Jersey Stallions)
  • Corne Dry (Atlanta Fire)
  • Willem Ludick (Houston Hurricanes)
  • Cody Chetty (Hollywood Master Blasters)
  • Calvin Savage (Michigan Cricket Stars)
  • Shadley van Schalkwyk (Seattle Thunderbolts)
  • Andries Gous (Seattle Thunderbolts)
  • Obus Pienaar (St Louis Americans)
  • Luke Schofield (St Louis Americans)

Former Lions seamer Carmi le Roux and ex-Proteas spinner Dane Piedt will also play Minor League Cricket.

What is Minor League Cricket?

The 27-team Minor League Cricket will start next month and is effectively a pathway to Major League Cricket, which will launch as a six-team tournament in 2022 or 2023.

Minor League Cricket will feature several other players of international experience, including New Zealander Corey Anderson, Sri Lankan Shehan Jayasuriya and Pakistani Sami Aslam.

West Indian duo Rakheem Cornwall and Rayad Emrit have been selected as wildcard players for the Atlanta Fire and Fort Lauderdale Lions, respectively.

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