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Cricket South Africa introduced the SA20 earlier this year in an attempt to revive T20 cricket in the country. The franchise league, featuring six teams will commence in January next year, providing opportunities for young Protean players to showcase their talent while rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the game. South Africa’s explosive southpaw Quinton de Kock is excited about the tournament and is looking forward to a new beginning.
The impending SA20 will feature six franchises MI Cape Town (MICT), Paarl Royals (PR), Pretoria Capitals (PC), Joburg Super Kings (JSK), Durban’s Super Giants (DSG), and Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SEC). Each team will play five home and five away matches, followed by the semi-finals and the final.
South Africa’s globetrotting opening batter Quinton de Kock is eagerly waiting for the inaugural edition of the newly introduced franchise league. The southpaw is excited about the competition as it will provide a platform for the youngsters in the country. It is worth noting that all the participating teams are owned by IPL franchises.
“Pretty much it’s a new tournament, so, I guess looking forward to the unexpected, we’ve had a couple of these tournaments, and there hasn’t been one in a while. A lot of youngsters who haven’t been part of the big tournament will be involved in this, so it will be good for the new guys and obviously for the guys who’ve been around in serving cricket. This is also new for us, so, this would be amazing another new comp, so I can’t wait.”
“I’ve played with everyone, I know what I’m dealing with, and so, I know the boys are going to have a lot of fun with the children, with the fisherman as well. So I know that’s what I’m dealing with, so it’s pretty easy for me,” de Kock said while speaking in an interview with the SA20 League.