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Sun Apr 20 15:36:30 SAST 2014

SA well represented in Sri Lankan Premier League

TEAMtalk Media | 07 July, 2012 07:250 Comments
South African Richard Levi (R) bats as Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim watches on June 19, 2012 during the first match of the Twenty20 tri-nations tournament between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Harare Sports Club

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.

Overseas signings:

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

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