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11 England stars to earn up to £400,000 as they sign up for South Africa T20 league

11 England stars have reportedly signed up as marquee players for South Africa's new T20 competition.

The tournament is set to take place early next year and ESPNcricinfo report that Liam Livingstone and Jos Buttler will be the top earners and can expect to bank $500,000 (£400,000). All-rounder Moeen Ali, meanwhile, is set to earn $400,000 (£320,000).

Former England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan has also signed up for $300,000 (£245,000) along with Sam Curran, while Jason Roy is set to bank $275,000 (£225,000). Left-arm seamers Tymal Mills and Reece Topley will earn $225,000 (£180,000) and $175,000 (£140,000) respectively.

Fringe players Phil Salt and Harry Brook are set to be paid $140,000 (£115,000) and $125,000 (£100,000) each, while Surrey star Will Jacks is the only uncapped player on the list and will earn $100,000 (£80,000).

10 Sri Lanka stars, including Niroshan Dickwella and Dushmantha Chameera, have also signed up along with West Indies stars like Jason Holder and Ireland international Harry Tector.

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith is the league's commissioner and he believes the strength of overseas stars available will "help strengthen our domestic cricket structures while putting on an exciting and entertaining cricketing showpiece".

Ireland star Harry Tector has also signed up for $80,000 (£65,000) (Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Smith said: "This is an important milestone for the League. Having world-class South African players playing with some of best cricketers around the world makes for some outstanding cricket.

"I'm mostly excited for the young and upcoming talent in our cricket pipeline. They will get to rub shoulders with some experienced and talented players which will no doubt inspire and help them to raise their own game.

"The League's priority is to help strengthen our domestic cricket structures while putting on an exciting and entertaining cricketing showpiece. We're looking forward to seeing how the teams match up and how the franchises will build their squads."

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