Joburg Super Kings lose England batsman Harry Brook – ‘too risky to permit him to play SA20’

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The England and Wales Cricket Board have withdrawn batsman Harry Brook’s participation in the SA20.

The Joburg Super Kings are owned by Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, who also own a franchise in the Indian Premier League.

The Kings paid R2.1 million for Brooks at the SA20 player auction earlier this year.

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“Since he plays all three formats, the ECB thinks it is too risky to permit him to play the SA20,” said Chennai Super Kings chief executive officer Kasi Viswanathan.

“We have received the communication from the ECB. We will have to look for a replacement.”

The inaugural edition of the SA20 will start on 10 January 2023. The six-team tournament will also feature Durban’s Super Giants, Pretoria Capitals, MI Cape Town, Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Paarl Royals.

Joburg Super Kings squad

  1. Faf du Plessis (captain)
  2. Gerald Coetzee
  3. Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka)
  4. Romario Shepherd (West Indies)
  5. Janneman Malan
  6. Reeza Hendricks
  7. Kyle Verreynne
  8. George Garton (England)
  9. Alzarri Joseph (West Indies)
  10. Leus du Plooy
  11. Lewis Gregory (England)
  12. Lizaad Williams
  13. Donovan Ferreira
  14. Nandre Burger
  15. Malusi Siboto
  16. Caleb Seleka

Last week, Brook was recruited by the Rajasthan Royals for next year’s Indian Premier League.

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