Justin Behrens, Christiaan Oberholzer among rookies for SA20 auction – DOWNLOAD full list

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Western Province Cricket Club leg-spinner Justin Behrens and Cape Town Cricket Club batsman Christiaan Oberholzer have been listed among the rookie options for 27 September 2023’s SA20 player auction.

Behrens and Oberholzer are among several players not capped at professional level on a list of rookies lined with provincial talent.

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“A career-defining opportunity awaits six South African rookie players who will be picked in the upcoming rookie draft,” read a statement from the SA20.

“The rookie draft is a new addition to the season two playing regulations, and is the league’s initiative to expose more young talent to a global stage and to some of the world’s best coaches and players.

“A rookie is a South African player aged 22 or under on the day of the auction that has not been contracted to SA20 before. All six teams are mandated to select a player from the rookie draft.

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“A player meeting the definition of a rookie can be bought in the regular auction stage, but if not chosen in the regular auction, will then be eligible for the rookie draft which will take place at the end of the regular auction.

“Each rookie player has a set value of R75 000, which will be deducted from the team’s available salary cap prior to the auction to make sure there is absolute clarity at all stages of the player auction as to how much purse is remaining and ensure that the rookie fee is sufficiently catered for by each franchise.”

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Sunrisers Eastern Cape are the reigning SA20 champions. They beat the Pretoria Capitals in the inaugural final. The second edition of the SA20 will be played in early 2024.

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