Photo Credit: Lucy Williams / Cricket Australia
50 players have been given Platinum status for the Weber WBBL|09 and KFC BBL|13 Overseas Player Drafts happening this Sunday, September 3.
25 players for each Draft were today named on the Platinum list, making them eligible to be Drafted in the first round within the top salary band.
|WBBL|09 Platinum list||BBL|13 Platinum list|
|Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka)||Gus Atkinson (England)|
|Lauren Bell (England)||Sam Billings (England)|
|Tazmin Brits (South Africa)||Harry Brook (England)|
|Alice Capsey (England)||Joe Clarke (England)|
|Kate Cross (England)||Zak Crawley (England)|
|Nida Dar (Pakistan)||Tom Curran (England)|
|Sophie Devine (New Zealand)||Quinton De Kock (South Africa)|
|Deandra Dottin (West Indies)||Faf Du Plessis (South Africa)|
|Richa Ghosh (India)||Martin Guptill (New Zealand)|
|Sarah Glenn (England)||Alex Hales (England)|
|Shabnim Ismail (South Africa)||Will Jacks (England)|
|Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)||Chris Jordan (England)|
|Harmanpreet Kaur (India)||Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)|
|Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)||Shadab Khan (Pakistan)|
|Heather Knight (England)||Tom Kohler-Cadmore (England)|
|Hayley Matthews (West Indies)||Dawid Malan (England)|
|Nonkululeko Mlaba (South Africa)||Tymal Mills (England)|
|Jemimah Rodrigues (India)||Colin Munro (New Zealand)|
|Deepti Sharma (India)||Nicholas Pooran (West Indies)|
|Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)||Haris Rauf (Pakistan)|
|Chloe Tryon (South Africa)||Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)|
|Pooja Vastrakar (India)||Rilee Rossouw (South Africa)|
|Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa)||Phil Salt (England)|
|Issy Wong (England)||Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan)|
|Danni Wyatt (England)||James Vince (England)|
Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Big Bash Leagues, said:
“With only a few days until the Drafts, anticipation is growing and we are excited to share the Platinum player lists for each Draft.
“Both lists feature world-class T20 talent, promising an exhilarating showcase of cricketing excellence this summer.
“The number and quality of nominations for both Drafts are exceptional, and we eagerly await Sunday night’s Draft events.”
Local players from across the Big Bash Leagues gathered in Melbourne today for the launch of the Weber WBBL|09 and KFC BBL|13 Drafts.
About the KFC BBL & Weber WBBL Overseas Player Drafts
The Weber WBBL and KFC BBL Overseas Player Drafts are the primary way for Clubs to recruit overseas players for the upcoming seasons.
The Drafts will feature four rounds, with clubs able to select a minimum of two and maximum of three players in total, each Club will be required to pass in at least one round.
There will be four categories in which players can be selected on Draft night: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Salaries for each category have been set at globally competitive rates, with Platinum the highest player payment.
KFC BBL|13 and Weber WBBL|09 Overseas Player Draft salary bands: