Big Blow for Paarl Royals as Obed McCoy ruled out of upcoming SA20 season, dark cloud hovering over his participation in the IPL2023 – Check Details

In a big setback for the Royals franchise in the South Africa league, West Indies ace pacer Obed McCoy has been ruled out of the upcoming SA2023 edition due to injury.

Top T20 talent from around the globe as well as South Africa’s homegrown heroes and rising stars will clash in the inaugural edition of SA20.

The six teams set to line up in the first SA20 season include in-demand imports Jos Buttler and Rashid Khan, T20 trailblazers Faf Du Plessis and Eoin Morgan, and South Africa sensations Kagiso Rabada and Rilee Rossouw.

Paarl Royals had signed a total of four players before going to the auction. The four players included Corbin Bosch, David Miller, Obed McCoy and Jos Buttler.

Obed McCoy has been capped at T20I and ODI levels by the West Indies. The big fast bowler was particularly impressive with figures of six for 17 in August 2022 against India which helped the home team to seal a memorable victory.

Ahead of the IPL 2023 auction, McCoy has been retained by Rajasthan Royals. The left-arm seamer settled for a price of INR 75 lakhs. Speaking about his numbers in IPL, the 26-year-old has played 7 matches and scalped 11 wickets.

However, his economy is on the higher side with 9.17. McCoy also played in the final encounter of IPL 2022 against Gujarat Titans.

However, the left-arm seamer failed to grab a single wicket in the all-important match as the Royals lost the final game by a decent margin.

Paarl Royals will be the third sister franchise of Rajasthan in a franchise T20 competition after Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). They will be based out of Paarl, a city in the Western Cape province of South Africa with Boland Park Cricket Stadium as their home ground. They will be involved in the opening encounter of SA2023 facinf MI Cape Town.


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