Abu Dhabi/Cape Town/Mumbai: MI Global today announced the leaders of MI Emirates and MI Cape Town. Kieron Pollard and Rashid Khan will captain MI Emirates and MI Cape Town respectively.
Mumbai Indians went global with the addition of teams in T20 cricket league South Africa and the UAE earlier this year. The new members of the same family of Indians Mumbai and MI Cape Town are set to debut their inaugural seasons in January 2023. Both teams boast some of the best players from across world cricket and will look to replicate and focus on MI’s spirit. that helped the Mumbai Indians to be one of the most successful franchises in world cricket.
Mr. Akash Ambani said, “We are very pleased to announce our captain for the expanded MI Global one family for the 2023 cricket season. We have a fantastic blend of talent, experience and passion in each of our captains. I am convinced that Pauli and Rashid will carry forward the MI ethic and the MI brand of cricket. Both will work with our coaching teams Excellent for spreading the spirit of MI in MI Emirates and MI Cape Town and winning the hearts of cricket fans in the UAE and South Africa.”
– MI UAE, led by Kieron Pollard, featuring the world’s top cricket talents in Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Trent Boult and Imran Tahir, among others, and will make its debut at ILT20, set to begin on January 13, 2023
MI Cape Town, led by Rashid Khan, comprises a solid core of local South Africans Kagisu Rabada, Diewald Brevis and Rasi van der Dusen along with Jofra Archer, Sam Curran and Liam Livingston. The SA20 season will begin on January 10, 2023, with MI Cape Town set to play the opening match.
MI Cape Town signed Jofra Archer as a Wildcard player for the inaugural SA20 League season
Jofra Archer is all set to return to competitive cricket as he has signed with MI Cape Town for the inaugural season of the SA20. The English pacer was selected as a wildcard player by the Cape Town franchise owned by Reliance Industries Limited, which owns the five-time IPL champions. Interestingly, Archer also signed for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League which now makes him an important part of the MI ecosystem.
“MI Cape Town announces the signing of Jofra Archer as a SA20 wildcard player ahead of SA20’s inaugural season,” the franchise said in the statement.