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What is the name of CSA T20 league?

What is the name of CSA T20 league?

Cricket South Africa (CSA) is finally prosperous in launching a hyped and anticipated T20 league after back-to-back failures in attempts to do so. The inaugural edition of the CSA T20 league is set to run between January and February 2023, featuring six teams.

The league is now called SA20 as the commissioner Graeme Smith revealed the name in a press conference. He also announced 19th September as the player auction date for the SA20. Discussing the motive behind choosing the name, he said,

“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. We hope it’s something people will enjoy and want to be a part of because it’s been a joy for us to create it,” Smith said in the press conference.

All six teams are owned by various franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The sister IPL teams of SA20 teams have also roped in some of their foreign players in the newly-launched league. However, no Indian cricketer will be the league’s part following BCCI’s strict policy in consideration.

So far, the players that have been contracted by different franchises are:

The CSK-owned Johannesburg Super Kings have announced Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Maheesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd, and Gerald Coetzee in their line-up. RPSG Durban, owned by the RPSG group, have picked up Quinton de Kock, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, and Prenelan Subrayen.

While MI Cape Town, owned by Reliance Industries, have Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, and Dewald Brevis. Paarl Royals, the sister franchise of Rajasthan Royals, have signed four players: Jos Buttler, David Miller, Obed McCoy, and Corbin Bosch. And Pretoria Capitals – Anrich Nortje and Migael Pretorius – and Sunrisers Eastern Cape – Aiden Markram and Ottniel Baartman – have two players each.

Also, see:

CSA T20 League hires 30 big cricketers

 

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