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.
"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.