Hashim Amla says Global Destination League has great potential, will change face of South African cricket

PTI, Feb, 23 2017

Mumbai: South African batsman Hashim Amla has said the #T20 Global Destination League (GDL) will change the face of domestic cricket in the African nation.

File photo of Hashim Amla. Solaris.

File photo of Hashim Amla. Solaris.

"It's massive. The #T20 GDL has enormous potential and will change the face of South African domestic T20 cricket. We have been longing for a big league of our own to showcase the talent, facilities and beauty of South Africa," Amla, who has so far played 38 T20s, was quoted as saying in a media release issued on Thursday.

"South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - we have great weather, beautiful tourist attractions and cuisine and we have proven to be warm hosts. We are also lucky to be in a great time zone that would attract huge viewership as we suit most of the cricket world.

"Owners, potential investors and players will be getting involved in a League that has every reason to succeed," the right-handed batsman added.

Earlier, Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat had conceded that one of the major considerations before announcing the launch of #T20 Global Destination League was losing key South African players to the KOLPAK agreement.

Published Date: Feb 23, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 23, 2017

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