316 cricket players from 14 different countries were auctioned off on Monday at the Cape Town International Convention Center in preparation for the Inaugural season of SA20
Six teams will compete in the South Africa 20 League: the Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Paarl Royals, MI Cape Town, Durban's Super Giants, Pretoria Capitals and Joburg Super Kings.
The six franchise teams had a pay budget of R34 million (more than Rs 15 crore) to fill out their 17-member squads
Richard Madley, a well-known IPL auctioneer, conducted this auction.
At the inaugural SA20 player auction held in Cape Town, Tristan Stubbs broke the bank. The SEC signed him for a mind-blowing Rand 9.2 million (about USD 520,000).
Most Expensive Player
Rilee Rossouw, Pretoria Capitals - R6.9m
Marco Jansen, Sunrisers Eastern Cape - R6.1M
Wayne Parnell, Pretoria Capitals -
Sisanda Magala, Sunrisers Eastern Cape - R5.4m
Other Expensive Players
Dean Elgar, South Africa's Test captain, and Temba Bavuma, its T20I captain, weren't purchased during the auction which were the biggest surprises.
Surprising Unsold Players
2. Ross Taylor
3. Dinesh Chandimal
4. Carlos Brathwaite
5. Lewis Gregory
6. Keegan Petersen
7. Farhaan Behardein
8. Unmukt Chand
Other Unsold Players
Franchises will be able to sign up to seven international players and 10 SAs in their 17-man squads, with a view to fielding a max of four overseas players - the same rule as in the IPL.