Former player reacts to SA20, told how it will benefit the players

Jacques Kallis SA20: Legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis believes the inaugural season of the SA20 league will improve the quality and skills of young players coming through the ranks in the country. After spending time as an experienced T20 coach in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kallis will join Pretoria Capitals as Graham Ford’s assistant coach for the first season of SA20, to be held from January 10 to February 11 next year.< /p>

He said, "I think South African cricket has been striving for this for a long time. I think the amazing thing we have done around the world is how local competition has improved cricket."

He further said, "Having an international player and coach will definitely make for a good option. This will improve the coming youth. I have no doubt that the same will happen here and everyone is looking forward to it."

The exposure SA20 will provide to young players is also unmatched in South African cricket, with all 33 matches of the six-team league being broadcast live on SuperSport in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Viacom18 Sports in India

The South African game is renowned for its fierce competition and the SA20 will add to that tradition when MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals kick off the tournament on January 10 at Newlands. After the opening match, the Durban Super Giants will host the Johannesburg Super Kings at the Kingsmead on January 11. On January 12, Pretoria Capitals in Calais will travel to Gkebera to face Sunrisers Eastern Cape at St George’s Park.

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