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WBBL 2023-24 – Melbourne Stars signal England batter Sophia Dunkley through direct nomination

Melbourne Stars have confirmed the signing of England batter Sophia Dunkley through the WBBL’s uncommon direct nomination pathway with Dunkley certainly one of six gamers to decide to taking part in within the event with out coming into the abroad draft.

Dunkley was not within the WBBL draft final Sunday the place seven of the eight WBBL golf equipment solely selected two abroad gamers, with every membership allowed to take three, and 6 of them committing to signing the six gamers who had determined to bypass the draft.

The inaugural WBBL abroad draft included a bespoke nomination clause that didn’t characteristic within the males’s BBL draft. Gamers not sure about coming into the draft because of the uncertainty of the place they could play or being neglected totally got the choice of straight nominating themselves to play for a WBBL membership with out being a part of the draft. The choice got here at a value with the gamers solely eligible to be paid 95% of the silver class wage – which equates to AU$61,750.

Dunkley, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones, Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee and Suzie Bates all took that possibility. It meant that the WBBL draft did fall just a little flat after the primary two rounds with seven of the eight golf equipment passing on their third choose. Sydney Thunder had been the one workforce to draft three gamers on the day.

The opposite 5 signings are anticipated to be confirmed within the coming week. Bates appears to be like set to return to Sydney Sixers and Lee is more likely to head again to Hobart Hurricanes. Du Preez is predicted to affix Brisbane Warmth, Beaumont Melbourne Renegades and Jones Perth Scorchers.



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