A foreign player is defined as a player who is not qualified to play for the South African national team. The player must be either a current or former international quality player. In the case of the latter, they must be a player with a current high profile in the T20 format.
Eight marquee Protea players will be allocated to the franchises with each being assigned, as far as possible, to geographical locations associated with their careers. The same number of foreign marquee players will also be allocated to a franchise team in the first year. The rest of the players, which must include two rookies per squad, will enter a player draft system.
“In addition to our own superstars, we have already secured an enviable list of eight marquee international players,” commented CSA chief executive, Haroon Lorgat
“There will be eight franchise teams participating in the #T20 Global Destination League and each will be allowed a maximum of four foreign defined players in their 17-man squad."