Cricket South Africa have announced their list of centrally contracted players for the 2018/19 season- from 1 April, 2018 to 31 March, 2019.
New players to have been offered CSA contracts in 2018/19 are youngsters Aiden Markram and Lungi Ngidi.
Players to lose their national cricket contracts for 2018/19 are Stephen Cook, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso and Morne Morkel (retiring)
How many players have been given central cricket contracts by CSA in 18/19?
Eighteen players, down from 21 in 2017/18. The five missing are mentioned above, plus the two new additions of Markram and Ngidi.
The contracts cover tours away in Sri Lanka and Australia and home series against Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, plus the 2019 edition of the World Cup in England