T20 Global League(Redirected from Cape Town Knight Riders)
The T20 Global League was a planned Twenty20 cricket tournament by Cricket South Africa (CSA) to be held in South Africa from November 2017. In the wake of the departure of CSA's CEO Haroon Lorgat, CSA announced in October 2017 that the tournament would be postponed to November 2018 due to financial considerations, the lack of a broadcast deal and title sponsor. Thabang Moroe, acting CEO of CSA said that "we have re-assessed our strategy and believe that postponing the first edition of the T20 Global League to next year will serve us well".
|Tournament format||Double round-robin league and Playoffs|
|Number of teams||8|
In 2018 it was replaced by the Mzansi Super League
The teams participating in the T20 Global League will be based in eight cities across South Africa.
The owners of the eight teams went through a tender process before they were eventually chosen by Cricket South Africa (CSA). In March 2017, CSA announced that it received more than 150 expressions of interest in its team ownership process, with significant interest from both South African and international parties.
The teams, owners, and home grounds were announced at a function in London on 19 June 2017:
|Benoni Zalmi||Benoni||Willowmoore Park||20,000||Javed Afridi||Graeme Smith||Quinton de Kock|
|Bloem City Blazers||Bloemfontein||Mangaung Oval||20,000||Sushil Kumar||Phil Simmons||Kieron Pollard|
|Cape Town Knight Riders||Cape Town||Newlands||25,000||Shah Rukh Khan||Jacques Kallis||JP Duminy|
|Durban Qalandars||Durban||Kingsmead||25,000||Fawad Rana||Paddy Upton||Hashim Amla|
|Jo'burg Giants||Johannesburg||Wanderers Stadium||34,000||GMR Group||Sridharan Sriram||Kagiso Rabada|
|Nelson Mandela Bay Stars||Port Elizabeth||St. George's Park||19,000||Ajay Sethi||Mark Boucher||TBC|
|Pretoria Mavericks||Centurion||SuperSport Park||22,000||Hiren Bhanu ||Russell Domingo||AB de Villiers|
|Stellenbosch Kings||Paarl||Boland Park||10,000||Preity Zinta||Stephen Fleming||Faf du Plessis|
Each squad of eighteen may include up to five international players. South Africans playing in Europe under the Kolpak rule are counted as internationals. At least three internationals must be selected to play each match and a maximum of four are allowed on the field at any time.
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