Bangalore snares Kallis

2010-08-10 17:00
Jacques Kallis (File)
Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer

Cape Town – Jacques Kallis will play for his “overseas” franchise, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, rather than domestic side the Warriors in the looming Airtel Champions League Twenty20 on South African soil.

That was confirmed in a media release on Tuesday from the tournament organisers, ahead of the 10-team event from September 10-26.

The Proteas star’s Port Elizabeth-based team, however, will earn compensation to the tune of US$200 000 (some R1.4m based on latest exchange rates) for not being able to field the veteran all-rounder themselves.

Dean Kino, CLT20 governing council member and director of legal and business affairs, said: “(Tournament) regulations stipulate that with Jacques Kallis, Ross Taylor and Cameron White playing for their Indian Premier League franchise instead of their home teams, RCB must compensate the Warriors, Central Stags (New Zealand) and Victorian Bushrangers (Australia) US$200 000 each respectively.”

It means that the long-time alliance at various levels between Kallis and his best friend Mark Boucher is broken up and they may encounter each other for rival teams at the event – the wicketkeeper/batsman will be available for the Warriors rather than the Challengers in this instance.

The Indian glamour outfit’s squad for the tournament includes other South Africans in Dale Steyn and Dillon du Preez.

Of the two South African teams in the competition, the Warriors (defending champions of the Standard Bank Pro20) look the slightly better equipped, featuring as they will Boucher, Ashwell Prince, Johan Botha, Rusty Theron, Makhaya Ntini, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and several other experienced campaigners.

The Highveld Lions, meanwhile, have a few big names of their own in Alviro Petersen, Thami Tsolekile, Zander de Bruyn, Neil McKenzie and Vaughn van Jaarsveld.

Household South African names featuring for other sides at the event are Albie Morkel (Chennai Super Kings) and JP Duminy and Ryan McLaren (both Mumbai Indians).

Airtel Champions League Twenty20 Final Squads:


Davy Jacobs
Ashwell Prince
Colin Ingram
Mark Boucher
Johan Botha
Nicky Boje
Craig Thyssen
Juan Theron
Makhaya Ntini
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Justin Kreusch
Garnett Kruger
Arno Jacobs
Lyall Meyer
Jon Jon Smuts

Highveld Lions

Alviro Peterson
Thami Tsolekile
Craig Alexander
Shane Burger
Richard Cameron
Werner Coetsee
Cliffie Deacon
Zander DeBruyn
Robert Frylinck
Neil McKenzie
Ethan O’Rielly
Aaron Phangiso
Jean Symes
Jonathan Vandiar
Vaughn Van Jaarsveld
Alviro Petersen

Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni
S. Badrinath
M. Vijay
S. Raina
R. Ashwin
S. Jakati
A. Srikanth
L. Balaji
M. Muralidaran
M. Hussey
D. Bollinger
T. Thushara
A. Morkel
M. Hayden
J. Sharma

Mumbai Indians

Shikhar Dhawan
Sachin Tendulkar
Ambati Rayudu
Saurabh Tiwary
Harbhajan Singh
Zaheer Khan
R Sathish
Ali Murtuza
Dhawal Kulkarni
Aditya Tare
Kieron Pollard
Dwayne Bravo
JP Duminy
Lasith Malinga
Ryan McLaren
Shikhar Dhawan

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Anil Kumble
Rahul Dravid
Robin Uthappa
Manish Pandey
Praveen Kumar
Vinay Kumar
Virat Kohli
Cameron White
Ross Taylor
Dale Steyn
Jacques Kallis
Dillon Du Preez
Akhil Balachandra
A Mithun
Nayan Doshi
Anil Kumble

Victorian Bushrangers

David Hussey
Ryan Carters
Aaron Finch
Shane Harwood
John Hastings
Bradley Hodge
Andrew McDonald
Bryce McGain
Clinton McKay
Glenn Maxwell
Dirk Nannes
James Pattison
Robert Quiney
Peter Siddle
Matthew Wade

Wayamba Elevens

Jehan Mubarak
Mahela Udawatte
Mahela Jayawardena
Jeevantha Kulatunge
Kaushal Lokuarachchi
Kusal Janith Perera
Rangana Herath
Chanaka Welagedara
Ajantha Mendis
Farveez Maharoof
Thissara Perera
Damitha Hunukumbura
Shalika Karunanayake
Isuru Udana
Sameera Zoysa

South Australian Redbacks

Cullen Bailey
Daniel Harris
Graham Manou
Daniel Christian
Gary Putland
Peter George
Callum Ferguson
Michael Klinger
Jake Haberfield
Tim Ludeman
Shaun Tait
Tom Cooper
Chris Duval
Cameron Borgas
Aaron O’Brien
Cullen Bailey

Central Stags

Adam Milne
Bevan Griggs
Brad Patton
Brendon Diamanti
Doug Bracewell
George Worker
Jacob Oram
Jamie How
Kieran Noema-Barnett
Matthew Sinclair
Michael Mason
Mitchell McClenaghan
Peter Ingram
Seth Rance
Tim Weston


Ramnaresh Sarwan
Royston Crandon
Lennox Crush
Travis Dowlin
Sewnarine Chattergoon
Narsingh Deonarine
Jonathan Foo
Derwin Christian
Christopher Barnwell
Esaun Crandon
Devindra Bishoo
Assad Fudadin
Paul Wintz
Steven Jacobs
Richard Ramdeen



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