T20 Global League Hosts Workshops in Dubai and Johannesburg

Entertainment | August 11, 2017 | News

T20 Global League

Two workshops in the first week of August have helped to apprise all stakeholders involved in the exciting new T20 Global League (#T20GL) of the many preparatory details. Excitement followed the participants who are now ready to be part of a memorable six weeks of action packed T20 cricket.

A successful workshop with the team owners ended in Dubai on Sunday, while another workshop attended by all the CSA Affiliate Member Presidents and CEOs from the eight host venues was held in Johannesburg on August 3. Updates on the latest developments in the #T20GL were presented at the workshop.

“Having four experienced team owners in the group has helped us to host two very productive days in Dubai,” commented Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive, CSA. “It helped us to identify and deal with key issues a lot quicker. With less than 100 days to go before the opening match, we will need to move even faster from this day on. The Owners Workshop proved to be a success with all the owners enthralled by the details shared with them. Similarly, I was encouraged by the excitement and participation of our Members at yesterday’s workshop. We are now preparing for the Player Draft towards month end and that will undoubtedly be a major highlight in setting up the T20 Global League.”

Lorgat’s optimism and confidence was echoed by several team owners and participants at the two workshops.

Johan van Heerden, CEO, Free State Cricket added, “I would like to praise CSA for this initiative as it puts SA Cricket in a different league. Haroon has driven this process remarkably well and has shown great insight to maximize the success of this wonderful global tournament.”

Naebal Dien, CEO, Western Province Cricket Union said, “CSA must be commended for the work done thus far in a short space of time. The information provided at the workshop speaks of something exciting and exhilarating in the global cricket space.”

Heinrich Strydom, CEO, KZN Cricket Union added, “This is certainly one of the most exciting sporting events to hit our shores. It is a massive privilege to be a part of this event and I believe all cricket fans should embrace this opportunity to be part of a truly global event.”

The player draft is scheduled for late August, with almost 400 players from 10 countries confirming their interest.

The T20 Global League is an international T20 cricket league based in South Africa. The T20 Global League will debut in the last quarter of 2017, with eight participating teams consisting of local and international cricket players. The eight T20 Global League franchises are privately owned and matches will be played across South Africa in the following cities: Benoni, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth.

Cricket South Africa, the national governing body of cricket in South Africa, are the owners of the T20 Global League.

Two workshops in the first week of August have helped to apprise all stakeholders involved in the exciting new T20 Global League (#T20GL) of the many preparatory details.

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