West End Redbacks captain Travis Head (23) and leg-spinner Adam Zampa (25) have been added to Australia’s 20-man list on the back of their impressive form for Australia in limited overs cricket over the past twelve months.

For the women, speedster Megan Schutt (24) has retained her Shooting Stars contract, while exciting young spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington (19) also joins the national ranks for the first time.

SACA General Manager of High Performance, Tim Nielsen, said the latest round of offers were a great indication that SA cricket was on the right path.   

“To have four players offered national contracts reaffirms to us that some of the measures we’re putting in place to produce Australian players are obviously working,” he said.

“Our number one goal has always been to produce national players for Australia as well as win domestic competitions. With the Redbacks making three of the last four domestic finals and the Scorpions winning the WNCL title last year we’re clearly ticking that box, but national representation remains the number one priority of our program.

“It’s a great reward for Travis, Adam, Megan and Amanda and we’re extremely excited to watch their international careers flourish from here.”   

Due to ongoing MOU negotiations, state associations will now be able to commence non-binding discussions including their intention to offer to contracts to players.

Formal offers can be made once a new MOU between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association is in place, which is scheduled for July 1.

BBL and WBBL contracting also remains on hold until the conclusion of negotiations. 

CA male contract offers for 2017-18

 Player State  Age 
Ashton Agar   WA   23
Jackson Bird TAS  30 
Hilton Cartwright  WA  25 
Pat Cummins NSW  23 
Aaron Finch  VIC  30 
Peter Handscomb  VIC  25 
Josh Hazlewood  NSW  26 
Travis Head  SA  23 
Usman Khawaja  QLD  30 
Nathan Lyon  NSW  29 
Mitchell Marsh  WA  25 
Glenn Maxwell  VIC  28 
James Pattinson  VIC  26 
Matthew Renshaw  QLD  21 
Steve Smith  NSW  27 
Billy Stanlake  QLD  22 
Mitchell Starc  NSW  27 
Matthew Wade  VIC  29 
David Warner  NSW  30 
Adam Zampa  SA  25 

                                                              

CA female contract offers for 2017-18

Player State Age
Kristen Beams VIC 32
Alex Blackwell NSW 33
Nicole Bolton WA 28
Lauren Cheatle NSW 18
Rachael Haynes NSW 30
Alyssa Healy NSW 27
Jess Jonassen QLD 24
Meg Lanning VIC 25
Beth Mooney QLD 23
Ellyse Perry NSW 26
Megan Schutt SA 24
Elyse Villani VIC 28
Amanda-Jade Wellington SA 19