Proteas legend Jacques Kallis believes the SA20 is a great opportunity for young South Africans to hone their skills against the best in the world.
Kallis will be directly involved in the tournament as assistant coach of the Pretoria Capitals.
“I think South African cricket has been crying out for this for a long time,” he said. “I think we’ve seen the wonderful job franchise league cricket has done around the world in terms of how the local competition has improved cricket.
“I have no doubt it’s going to be the same here and everyone is looking forward to it. The standard will be very high.
“Having international players and coaches is also certainly going to provide a good product. It is going to improve the young guys coming through.”
The broadcast deal signed between SA20 and Viacom18 will ensure the tournament is broadcast across the Asian sub-continent, giving the players a chance to show the world what they can do.
“With everything being televised, it’s a great opportunity for the guys to put their name out there, whether it be for international cricket, or other leagues around the world,” Kallis said. “What better stage for these young guys to put their hand up in this competition?”
Jacques Kallis and his coaching mantra 🤩
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