South African Cricket Board has introduced a new domestic t20 league named – “SA20“. This year it will be the inaugural season of this league. It is scheduled between January – February 2023.The South African Cricket Board has finally named it in the month of August , 2022.
Importance of new t20 domestic cricket league – SA20 in South Africa .
Since few months. There were disturbances in cricket board of South Africa and also there was certain dissatisfaction among players .The quality of cricket was also declining . In other words , cricket was losing its life . So it was necessary to ensure quality of cricket . There was also a need to check upon the facts that it there is no loss of interest for this sports . SA20 league will ensure development of cricket at grassroot level too . It will be an opportunity for them to grow and develop in better manner .
Graeme Smith , great former South African Captain said , “Today is another significant day as we officially unveil the SA20. We selected a name for its simplicity and something that can be uniquely ours as we enter this new and exciting phase of cricket in South Africa. Dropping the T in T20 cricket shows our intention to be different. We want to change the game for our players and for our fans, and most importantly, create a League that all South Africans can be a part of .”
Details of League
It will be a double round robin tournament which will lead to playoffs .The teams are Duban Super Giant. Joburg Super Kings MI Cape Towns Paarl Royals Pretoria Capitals Sunrises East Cape
Graeme Smith , former South African Captain is the league commissioner . All teams were bought by owners from Indian Premier League . Auction is scheduled to be on September 19. The cricket board is sorting out list of players after which they will make pools accordingly . Some English players like Eoin Morgan , Moeen Ali , Liam Livingstone , Jason Roy , Jos Butler have already been signed .Teams like West Indies and Sri Lanka have shown their keen interest to participate in this league .
Faf du Plesis reaction , ” Certainly been involved with the IPL for the last 10-11 years. You see the difference that it makes to the young generation and the young players, especially in that Indian cricket team and environment. That knowledge and wisdom and experience that you can share across with your young talent in your own country. I think that’s extremely important for the growth of the national team. The way that they’ve set up the league now looks like it’s going to be one of the big.
So cricket fans out there , get ready for a new set of enjoyments – SA20 . It is worth promising and players as well as board authorities will leave no stone un turn to make the event a successful one . South African cricket will go into new venture after this
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