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Cricket South Africa unveils T20 Global League identity

MUMBAI: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has unveiled the name and logo of its South African T20 league which will debut in the last quarter of 2017 with eight participating teams consisting of local and international players. The identity of the league was unveiled at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium on 31 May.

Previously billed as the T20 Global Destination League, the name was shortened to T20 Global League. The logo, depicting the African continent along with the radiance on South Africa, replaced the word ‘destination’ with a visual reference. The logo was designed to visually position South Africa as the destination for global T20 cricket, and draws on the colours of an African sunrise: a hint of red on the horizon radiates a golden glow over the continent, with the brightest point highlighting South Africa.

The logo is the first visual component of the T20 Global League’s new brand identity which will be progressively unveiled as the first season approaches. It represents the T20 Global League’s mission to present world class, top quality cricket hosted in iconic local cities and stadiums in South Africa.

“It is our duty as Cricket South Africa to safeguard the future of the game. By backing a high-value tournament like the new T20 Global League, and investing in synergistic partnerships with key stakeholders, the T20 Global League is perfectly positioned to become an internationally successful sporting event,” says CSA president Chris Nenzani.

“Fans can look forward to epic game experiences, complimented by action-packed stadiums, big entertainment, top class broadcasters and accessible ticket prices. We can firmly say that the era of ‘sportainment’ has dawned upon us. It’s now South Africa’s time to capitalise while reigniting and celebrating our love for the game,” said CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

The eight successful team owners will be announced on 19 June in London alongside the eight allocated marquee players announced previously. The process of applying to own and operate a team opened on 4 February with more than 150 expressions of interest that will be narrowed down to just eight.

The marquee Protea players are Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir.