In the recently concluded Mzansi Super League draft, both Wayne Parnell and David Wiese had bids from franchises, but they were disapproved/rejected/declined by the auditor present, leading to their clubs having to look for other players. The Durban Heat bid for Parnell in Round 7, and so did Paarl Rocks in the same round for Wiese, but with the bids rejected, they settled for Marchant de Lange and Grant Thomson respectively.
Why were the bids for Parnell and Wiese rejected?
As foreign (overseas Kolpak) players available at the draft, both Parnell and Wiese had a reserve base price listed. By the time Round 7 came around, the bids were at a rate far lower than their listed reserve price, which means they could not be purchased.
Paarl assistant coach Geoffrey Toyana was disappointed at missing out on Wiese saying that “he was the big loss” as “he was going to be their hitter”
Toyana, interestingly, also mentioned that in the papers that were with them, Wiese didn’t have a base price (check out his interview in the Times). Whether that’s a CSA mistake or a Paarl Rocks one is another story altogether!