A new chapter will be written in South African cricket when the SA20 League starts in South Africa from 10 January to 11 February 2023. The league marks a step forward for South African cricket, which had a dismal ICC men’s T20 team Globalism Cup and will look to put the championship behind them. The SA20 League will provide a platform for emerging South African cricketers while also featuring international players from top teams around the world. Each of the six SA20 franchises – MI Cape Town (MICT), Paarl Royal (PR), Pretoria Capitals (PC), Joburg Super Kings (JSK), Durban’s Super Giants (DSG) and Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SEC) will play five at home and five Away matches are followed by the knockout stages, i.e. semi-finals and finals.
The tournament has garnered a lot of media attention not only for being the first T20 franchise league to be staged in South Africa but also for the fact that all six teams are owned by IPL franchisees. cricket fans in India He will be ready to watch the Championship as MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals battle it out in their Championship Opening Match on January 10, 2023, LIVE & Exclusive on Viacom 18 Sports.
Speaking exclusively to SA20 League, South African cricketers Quinton D. Kock and Keshav Maharaj spoke of the excitement of such a major tournament in South Africa and how beneficial it is for the cricketers who play in the league. “It’s very much a new tournament, so I guess I’m looking forward to the unexpected, we’ve had two of these tournaments, and there hasn’t been one in a while,” said Quinton de Cock.
It’s obviously a very big event, and I think this is going to be one of the biggest events in the local franchise system. Lots of youngsters who haven’t been to the big tournament are going to take part in this tournament so it will be good for the new players and of course the players who have been into cricket. This is also new for us, so, that’s going to be another great new comp, so I can’t wait. “
Keshav Maharaj said “I’m looking forward to rubbing shoulders with some obviously new faces, learning more about the game from some of the T20 professionals, but most importantly making new friends on and off the field and yes playing in my hometown, especially Durban.”
The tournament will provide an opportunity for South African players to learn from some of the best players in the world in T20 cricket and will be an opportunity for young players to showcase their skill and skills on a bigger platform. Quinton De Kock said “I’ve played with everyone, and I know what I’m dealing with, and so, I know the boys will have a lot of fun with the kids, with the hunter too. So I know what I’m dealing with, so it’s very easy for me.”
Keshav Maharaj also talked about who he’s most looking forward to playing with, he said “Well Quinton has played with just about everyone, I’m looking forward to playing with Kyle Myers and Jason Holder, after seeing what they’ve done in this last Caribbean league, it’s actually very exciting, as He brings some proper flair and some interesting cricket shots so looking forward to that yeah.”