A new chapter in South African cricket will be written when the SA20 League begins in South Africa from January 10 to February 11, 2023. The league is a step forward for South African cricket, which had a dismal ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and will be looking to put the tournament behind them. Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock is excited about the competition as it will provide a platform for youngsters in the country.
Each of the six SA20 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) will be playing five home and five away matches followed by the knock-out stages, i.e the semi-finals and the finals.
Cricket fans in India will be gearing up to watch the tournament as MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals battle it out in the tournament opener on January 10, 2023. The live-action will be available on Viacom 18 Sports, an SA20 League release said.
South Africa’s globetrotting opening batter Quinton de Kock is eagerly waiting for the inaugural edition of the newly introduced franchise league. QDK is excited about the competition as it will provide a platform for youngsters in the country.
The tournament has garnered a lot of media attention not only for being the first T20 franchise league to be organized in South Africa but also for the fact that all six teams are owned by IPL franchise owners.
Quinton de Kock said he was looking forward to the unexpected
“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.”said Quinton De Kock in an interview
“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.