Two Sri Lankans auctioned at SA20!
Two Sri Lankan cricketers--Dilshan Madhusanka and Kusal Mendis--have been purchased by two teams at the players' auction held in Cape Town yesterday (19) for SA20, the brand new franchise T20 league in South Africa.
Six teams are competing for the T20 league in South Africa. Several Sri Lankan players including Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madhusanka and Matheesha Pathirana were offered for the auction.
The Pitoria Capitals has purchased wicket-keeper Kusal Mendis for nearly Rs.8.5 million and Dilshan Madhusanka was purchased by the Durban Super Giants for Rs.5.6 million. Meanwhile, Maheesh Theekshana has been picked by the Johannesburg Kings team pre-auction.
South African player Tristan Stubbs was the highest selling player at the auction who was bought by the Sunrisers East Cape team for over USD 500,000.
South African T20 Captain Temba Bawma and Test Captain Dean Elgar had not been purchased by any team.
The SA20 is scheduled to be held in January and February next year.