Cricket's six Major Associations today announced the names of those players offered first round domestic contracts for the coming season.
The contracting process for domestic players will - for the first time - involve two rounds. Each Major Association can offer 9-11 contracts at their discretion in the first round and then complete the process to their full contingent of 12 players with second round contracts being offered on August 24.
The introduction of a two stage contracting process will ensure increased competition for the final contracts to be offered at Major Association level and should also help to ensure the best 92 players are contracted throughout the country.
The domestic contracts being offered today do not commence until October 1, 2010 and will be subject to the completion of the new Master Agreement between the parties. Whilst the negotiations for the new Master Agreement are progressing well they are not yet concluded. However the parties have agreed in good faith to continue the 2010 contracting process for Major Associations.
Andrew De Boorder
Colin De Grandhomme
Kruger van Wyk
Derek De Boorder