South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and New Zealand opener Devon Conway have been signed as replacements for Australia’s David Warner and Marcus Stoinis in the inaugural edition of The Hundred, a hundred-ball tournament organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Earlier, the Australian duo had pulled out due to bubble fatigue.
Both de Kock and Conway will feature for the Southern Brave.
“While we are disappointed that David Warner and Marcus Stoinis will not be available for our men’s team, we are delighted to welcome both Devon and Quinton to the side. They are both quality cricketers who will add power and excitement up the top of the order for us,” said Giles White, general manager of Southern Brave franchise.
Apart from Warner, who was pocketed for 100,000 pounds and Stoinis, bought for 80,000 pounds, South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada is also likely to pull out of the event.
Earlier, New Zealand woman cricketer Sophie Devine, too, has also pulled out of the tournament.
While there are no Indians in the men’s tournament, four Indian women — Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma have signed for the tournament.
The first edition of the tournament will begin on July 21.