Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday announced a list of 21 players who have been awarded national contracts for the 2013-14 season. The new contracts run from 1 May, 2013 to 30 April, 2014, a press release said.
Dean Elgar and Rory Kleinveldt, who are part of recent South African Test squads along with Marchant de Lange and Aaron Phangiso have been awarded contracts for the first time. All-rounder Ryan McLaren has been re-awarded a contract after missing out for the past 12 months.
Five players including Mark Boucher (retired), Ashwell Prince, Rusty Theron, Albie Morkel and Jacques Rudolph have been omitted from the contracted list while Johan Botha was released from his contract at his own request after last year's ICC World Twenty20.