Batsmen Evan Jones and Cameron Delport have reportedly joined the Lions ahead of South Africa’s 2022-23 domestic season.
Jones and Delport have left the second division’s Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Inland, respectively, for the Lions in division one.
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What Jones said
“What Northern Cape Heat has done for me and what the coach, Mark Charlton, has done for me something that I am very grateful for,” Jones told OFM.
“If it’s a successful campaign it always creates opportunity for individuals and I have been fortunate that one of the individuals was me.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity at the Lions. It’s going to be a massive opportunity and challenge.”
Delport around the world
Delport has played in domestic T20 tournament across the globe, including the Pakistan Super League, Bangladesh Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, United Kingdom’s T20 Blast and Australia’s Big Bash League.
He was in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ squad during the 2018 Indian Premier League, but did not play a match.
Other KZN Inland changes
KwaZulu-Natal Inland have also lost fast bowler Nipho Mpungose. He has moved to the Free States’ Knights.
KZN Inland, though, have gained seamer Alindile Mhletywa from the Eastern Cape’s Warriors.
Other Northern Cape exits
Jones is one of several players who have left the Northern Cape, including batsman Jonathan Vandiar, fast bowler Beyers Swanepoel and wicketkeeper-batsman Isaac Dikgale.
Swanepoel, Vandiar and Dikgale have joined the Warriors, KZN Inland and Knights, respectively.