SA well represented in Sri Lankan Premier League
The list of foreigners taking part in the Sri Lankan Premier League has been confirmed, with Australia and Pakistan fielding the most players.
The inaugural edition of the tournament will take place in August and run for three weeks, with the final taking place on August 31.
The event consists of 24 games contested between seven teams and will be hosted in Colombo Pallekele.
No Indian or English players (aside from former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, who has become a British citizen) will take part in the tournament, with the majority of the foreign players coming from Australia (18) and Pakistan (13).
South Africa is also well represented with nine players in the mix.
Uthura: Shakib Al Hasan, Brendan Taylor, Kevon Cooper, Imran Farhat, Fidel Edwards, David Miller, Dillon du Preez, Samuel Badree
Nagenahira: Mitchell Marsh, Imran Nazir, Travis Birt, Ahmed Shahzad, Ben Laughlin, Elias Sunny, Musfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain
Ruhuna: Shahid Afridi, Daniel Harris, Ryan Harris, Aaron Finch, Jerome Taylor, Nathan McCullum, Ryan McLaren, Richard Levi
Wayamba: Azhar Mahmood, Umar Akmal, Tamim Iqbal, Colin Ingram, Kemar Roach, James Faulkner, Abdul Razzaq, Brad Hogg
Kandurata: Saeed Ajmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Sohail Tanvir, Chris Lynn, Dane Vilas, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Adam Voges
Basnahira: Brad Hodge, Marlon Samuels, Daniel Smith, Dirk Nannes, Robin Peterson, Tim Southee, Clint McKay, Cameron Borgas
Uva: Andrew McDonald, Umar Gul, Shoaib Malik, Callum Ferguson, James Franklin, Abdur Rehman, Hammad Azam, Chris Gayle