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CSA T20 League hires 30 big cricketers

CSA T20 League hires 30 big cricketers

Cricket South Africa (CSA), on 1st May 2022, announced a T20 league, which is creating its hype and is all set to be staged in January 2023. Majorly owned by multiple franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the teams of the South African T20 league will also rope in international players from their parent IPL franchises.

To make the inaugural edition successful, CSA has contracted 30 big players. Although the names of the cricketers have not been revealed, the board has confirmed that integers will rise as soon as the players enter the auction.

Last month, big cricketers like Liam Livingstone, Jason Holder, and Jos Buttler confirmed their participation in the newly-launched T20 league. It must be noted the IPL authorities, who own CSA’s competition, are looking to make it the second-best T20 league after IPL.

Moreover, it will offer its players a salary competing with UAE’s International League T20 (ILT20). Just like the CSA T20 league, ILT20 also has its biggest investment from multiple IPL franchises. The UAE-based competition has also roped in big cricketers like Moeen Ali, Andre Russell, Alex Hales, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chris Jordan, Shimron Hetmyer, and others.

Graeme Smith, the commissioner of the South African T20 league, feels it will work well to boost the country’s domestic cricket. His statements read,

“Having world-class South African players playing with some of best cricketers around the world makes for some outstanding cricket. I’m mostly excited fr the young and upcoming talent in our cricket pipeline. They will get to rub shoulders with some experienced and talented players, which will no doubt inspire and help them to raise their own game.”

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