It was earlier reported that De Villiers was close to inking a record deal with one of the teams.
The rule of only 2 foreign players in the playing XI will be intact despite roping in 6 overseas players which was 4 previously.
AB is currently playing the IPL for the Bangalore based franchise.
The all-rounder, who scored over 10,000 runs and took 291 wickets for Australia across formats, will continue to be available for overseas tournaments.
The South African superstar has shown interest in wielding the willow Down Under in the 2019-20 season.
Recently, the official Twitter account of the Big Bash League shared a video of a compilation of the best yorkers bowled by Matt Kelly.
The Australian hard-hitting batsman was over-excited with his return to the RR and that was evident when he made a slip of tongue.
In the recently concluded Big Bash League, D'Arcy Short ended up as the highest run-getter in the tournament.
Here are all the stats and numbers recorded during the 8th edition of the Big Bash League.
In the end, it was the Renegades who walked away with the victory as they managed to restrict the Stars to 132/7 and winning the Finals by a mere 13 runs.