The 2022-23 Big Bash League has been hit again by a potential exodus of talent during at least the second half of the season, with leagues in both South Africa and the UAE making a number of signings overnight.
Players who had previously signed onto the BBL are among the latest round of signatures, with Rashid Khan headlining the list heading to Cape Town in the South African competition.
The Mumbai Indians' backed club announced five signings overnight, with Rashid Khan and Liam Livingstone the two who had previously submitted their nomination to play in the BBL.
Khan was a high chance of going with the first pick in the upcoming draft and continuing his tenure in Adelaide with the Strikers, however, that now looks unlikely.
Livingstone, a big hitting all-rounder, has previously played with the Perth Scorchers and would have been high on many team's hit lists.
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates competition has announced Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, who had nominated for the BBL, have indicated their intentions to play in the new competition.
Nicholas Pooran has also been nominated, however, he had never indicated his intention to play in Australia.
Sri Lanka's Dasun Shanaka, England's Ollie Pope and Afghanistan's Fazalhaq Farooqi are the other three players to join the competition, while other ex-BBL stars including Andre Russell, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman Sandeep Lamichhane and Tom Curran have already nominated for the competition.
Both leagues - new this season - have received extensive financial backing from the Indian Premier League and are looking to overtake the Big Bash League in a hurry for popularity.
The South African league caused the cancellation of the scheduled three-match ODI series between South Africa and Australia this coming January - something that is likely to cause the Proteas to miss automatic qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup, to be held in India.
Both competitions are scheduled to start in January, just a couple of weeks into the BBL season, and will finish around the same time as the BBL, meaning players who sign on in other competitions are unlikely to be able to play in the Australian tournament.