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South Africa Under-19 World Cup winner Kagiso Rabada has received his first-ever central contract from Cricket South Africa.
Pace bowler Kyle Abbott and spinner Aaron Phangiso were also rewarded with their first central contracts as well.
However, it was announced that opening batsman Alviro Petersen, who retired from international cricket in January this year, all-rounder Robin Peterson and pace bowler Rory Kleinveldt lost their contracts.
Cricket South Africa have retained left-arm seamer Lonwabo Tsotsobe, even though he has not played any international cricket in almost a year. All-rounder Ryan McLaren was retained as well despite failing to make the cut for South Africa’s World Cup squad.
Cricket South Africa’s contract list
Two-year central contracts: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn
One-year central contracts: Kyle Abbott, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
High Performance contracts: Temba Bavuma, Farhaan Behardien, Simon Harmer, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Eddie Leie, Mangaliso Mosehle, Dane Piedt, Rilee Rossouw, Mthokozisi Shezi, Stiaan van Zyl, Khaya Zondo