Quinton de Kock has been in great form for South Africa in ODIs © Getty Images
Quinton de Kock has been in great form for South Africa in ODIs © Getty Images

 

Johannesburg: Feb, 19, 2014

 

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has awarded national contracts to Quinton de Kock and David Miller for the 2014-15 season. According to Sport24, 17 players have got national contracts.

 

The number of players has been reduced from 22 to 17 following a new agreement between CSA and the SA Cricketer’s Association (SACA) for the period of May 2014 to 2018.

 

CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said he was delighted with the new Heads of Agreement with SACA. In addition to the 17 nationally contracted players, CSA will also offer 12 top-up contracts for aspiring franchise players, who can be regarded as potential Proteas in the future.

 

Lorgat said eight top players have been awarded two year contracts. A final one-year contract was also announced for Jacques Kallis for his huge contribution to South African cricket.

 

The CSA contracted players are: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.