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July 26, 2013
New Zealand's six major domestic associations have announced their list of first-round contracts for the 2013-14 season. Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who turned down the national contract due to uncertainty over his recovery from surgery on his Achilles tendon, wasn't included in the list for Northern Knights.
Each association can offer 9-13 contracts at their discretion in the first round and can expand it to 14 players in the second round of contracts that will be offered on August 9 this year.
The contracts offered today will commence on October 1, 2013.
Auckland Aces: Dean Bartlett, Michael Bates, Craig Cachopa, Lockie Ferguson, Tipene Friday, Colin de Grandhomme, Donovan Grobbelaar, Gareth Hopkins, Anaru Kitchen, Tim McIntosh, Matt Quinn, Jeet Raval, Bhupinder Singh
Canterbury Wizards: Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Brad Cachopa, Andrew Ellis, Matthey Henry, Roneel Hira, Ryan McCone, Matthew McEwan, Henry Nicholls, Rob Nicol, Shanan Stewart, Logan van Beek, George Worker
Central Stags: Carl Cachopa, Greg Hay, Jamie How, Adam Milne, Andrew Mathieson, Tarun Nethula, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Dean Robinson, Bevan Small, Ben Smith, Kruger van Wyk, Ben Wheeler, William Young
Northern Knights: Graeme Aldridge, Jono Boult, Anton Devcich, Cameron Fletcher, Daniel Flynn, Jono Hickey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Anurag Verma, Brad Wilson
Otago Volts: Nick Beard, Michael Bracewell, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Mark Craig, Derek De Boorder, Jacob Duffy, James McMillan, James Neesham, Aaron Redmond, Iain Robertson, Jesse Ryder, Sam Wells
Wellington Firebirds: Brent Arnel, Josh Brodie, James Franklin, Mark Gillespie, Andy McKay, Stephen Murdoch, Michael Papps, Jeetan Patel, Michael Pollard, Luke Ronchi, Ili Tugaga, Henry Walsh, Luke Woodcock
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