van der Wath, Hayward back in South African fold
South African fast bowlers Nantie Hayward and Johan van der Wath will be available to play under the auspices of CSA again after having terminated their ICL contracts. "Hayward, Van der Wath and Kemp are all high-level products of CSA's system, and we are glad that they have decided to rejoin," Gerald Majola, the South African board's chief executive, said.
Hayward, who played for Chennai Superstars and Royal Bengal Tigers, and Mumbai Champs' van der Wath join Justin Kemp among those who have complied with CSA's newly announced amnesty conditions for players associated with the unofficial league. The amnesty followed a ruling by the ICC that it would accept those players and officials who terminated their ICL contracts back into their fold.
The ICC also proposed a "cooling off" period between the termination of the ICL contracts and the resumption of official cricket, and has left it to the member countries to decide on the appropriate timeline.
Majola said CSA had introduced a six-month period from the time of the player's last appearance in the ICL provided he has terminated his contract, and franchises would be able to contract players under the terms of the current Memorandum of Understanding or on a pay-for-play basis. "Players must terminate their contracts by May 31, 2009 if they wish to be eligible to play in next year's Champions League or IPL," Majola said.
Both Hayward and van der Wath have met the conditions and are now eligible to play under the CSA after the six-month cooling off period.