Bo-Kaap Phantoms spend 5.4 million on Schaughn van Greunen, Daniel Da Costa

Schaughn van Greunen.Schaughn van Greunen.

Batsmen Schaughn van Greunen and Daniel Da Costa were the Bo-Kaap Phantoms’ most expensive purchases at last week’s player auction ahead of the 2022 Cape Premier League.

The Phantoms bought van Greunen for 3.4 million – the tournament’s fictional currency – and Da Costa 2 million.

Van Greunen and Da Costa represent Bellville Cricket Club and Western Province Cricket Club, respectively, in Western Province Cricket Association club competition.

The Phantoms’ other 1 million-plus purchases were seamer Donovan Glover and leg-spinner Ben Ward for 1.6 million and 1.4 million, respectively.

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Phantoms’ 25,000 purchases

The Phantoms bought several players for 25,000 each at the auction, including Claremont Cricket Club’s Kai Greig.

  • Kai Greig
  • Kyle Peters
  • JT Schoeman
  • Robin van Harte
  • Jarryd van Wyk

Prior to the auction, the Phantoms retained Rondebosch Cricket Club batsman Lenert van Wyk and Claremont Cricket Club batsman Matthew de Villiers.

CPL background

The Devil’s Peak Dragons are the reigning CPL champions. They beat the Atlantic Pirates in October 2021’s final.

The Cape Vikings won the inaugural title in 2019, after beating the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls in the final. The tournament was not played in 2020.

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