West Coast Outlaws announce first six signings, including Proteas duo

File image: Wayne Parnell.

The West Coast Outlaws have recruited former Proteas cricketers Wayne Parnell and Christiaan Jonker for the 2021 Cape Premier League.

Western Province trio Tshepo Moreki, Jono Bird and Kyle Simmonds, alongside English county cricketer Olie Soames, will also play for the Outlaws.

File image: Christiaan Jonker.

“We wish all the signings the best of success for the CPL, which will take place in late September and early October 2021. This promises to be the most exciting edition of the tournament yet,” read a statement from the Outlaws.

“Wayne is currently enjoying a stint with Northamptonshire in England and has been instrumental in the selection of players for the Outlaws. He is looking forward to the prospect of working with younger club players and leading from the front.

“Christiaan has vast experience playing around the world and is extremely excited at the prospect of getting back onto the field and contributing to our team environment.

“Oli will be playing his club cricket in Cape Town for the 2021-22 season as a UK brand ambassador for CPT Cricket Tours and has been added to the impressive Outlaws signings.”

The remainder of their 16-man squad will be completed after the player auction on 30 July.

West Coast Outlaws management

  • Captain: Wayne Parnell
  • Head coach: Barney de Klerk
  • Co-owners: Christos Yiatses and Alain Snyman

The Outlaws are new to the tournament, which has grown from six to eight teams. The Peninsula Patriots are the other addition.

The Cape Vikings are the reigning CPL champions, after beating the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls in the inaugural final in 2019.

The 2020 tournament was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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