Elgar replaces Smith on central contracts list

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“He has all the attributes and qualifies as the next player eligible to be awarded a contract”

South Africa batsman Dean Elgar has replaced Graeme Smith on Cricket South Africa’s central contracts list after the Test captain announced his retirement.

Cricket South Africa also revealed the 12 players that received high performance contracts.

“Dean is the obvious replacement and must be excited by the opportunity to emulate the greatness achieved by his recently retired national captain,” Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat said. “He has all the attributes and qualifies as the next player eligible to be awarded a contract.”

Cricket South Africa’s¬†convener of selectors, Andrew Hudson, added: “This is investment in our future.¬†Close monitoring of these exciting young players so that we can provide the best chance of developing their careers to the full potential.”

Players on two-year contracts: AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn

Players on one-year contracts: Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

High Performance contracts: Kyle Abbott, Temba Bavuma, Simon Harmer, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Eddie Leie, Mangaliso Mosehle, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Stiaan van Zyl, Khaya Zondo

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