Cricket South Africa announces launching of T20 Global League

Jun 2, 2017 11:11 IST

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on 31 May 2017 announced that it has planned a Twenty20 cricket league and it will be known as T20 Global League. As per reports, the league will make its debut in the last quarter of 2017.

There will be eight participating teams consisting of local and international players. The team ownership will be reveled on 19 June 2017 in London.

In addition to this, Cricket South Africa also unveiled the associated logo of the T20 Global League at the Wanderers Stadium. The logo depicts the African continent along with the radiance on South Africa, replaced the word 'destination' with a visual reference.

Chris Nenzani said it is their duty as Cricket South Africa to safeguard the future of the game. By backing a high-value tournament like the new T20 Global League, and investing in synergistic partnerships with key stakeholders, the T20 Global League is perfectly positioned to become an internationally successful sporting event.

About the T20 Global League

• The league will be South Africa's version of the Indian Premier League and Australia's Big Bash League.

• It will have eight city-based franchises and these franchises will be replacing the current system of regional franchises.

• Eight 'marquee' overseas players and eight top South African players have already been announced and one each will be allocated to each of the teams.

• The eight overseas player of the tournament includes Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard (all from West Indies) and Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen and Jason Roy (all from England).

• The South African 'marquee' players include AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir.

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