Graeme Smith appointed commissioner of South Africa’s upcoming T20 league

Graeme Smith appointed commissioner of South Africa’s upcoming T20 league

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday confirmed that former Proteas captain Graeme Smith will be the commissioner of South Africa’s upcoming T20 league. Smith will oversee all aspects (both cricketing and non-cricketing) and is looking forward to become a dynamic brand that showcases the strength of South African cricket. Smith brings with him a tremendous amount of experience and understanding of the game, having served as a player, captain, commentator, ambassador, consultant and most recently Cricket South Africa (CSA) Director of Cricket (DOC). ,

His understanding of the game will give tremendous strength to the league. Known for his leadership qualities and decisive, clear thinking, Smith will lead the league, which is one of Supersport’s major shareholders outside of CSA.

Their first orders of business will be to develop the brand and confirm the participating franchises for the cricket festival to be held in South Africa, with its inaugural events scheduled in January and February 2023.

Commenting on the role, Smith said, “I am extremely honored to lead this exciting new venture. I am deeply committed to South African cricket and happy to serve the game as much as I can. I am excited by the opportunity to deliver the new league, which I believe will be a highly competitive product that can bring much needed investment into the sport and provide new opportunities for players around the world and more importantly our SA. Enhanced Talent for Home.”

“Stakeholder response has been very positive so far and we have made great progress in the early stages,” Smith said. “We are committed to delivering a valuable, sustainable and engaging tournament for South African cricket,” he added.

Cricket South Africa’s chief executive officer, Foletsi Mosecki, welcomed Smith’s new role. “I worked closely with Graeme during his role as DOC and believe he is the perfect candidate to lead this new chapter of South African cricket,” Mosecki said.


β€œHis expert understanding of the local and international cricket environment will ensure that the league delivers an exciting product that will change the face of South African cricket for the better. This new league promises to make significant investments in both professional cricket and development in South Africa, along with positive socio-economic and tourism injections into the country. We are excited by the positive progress made so far and remain on track to deliver a league to inspire and entertain cricket fans in South Africa and around the world,” he concluded.

The competition is expected to give impetus to CSA’s growth plans and to uplift and sustain CSA’s holistic approach to sports in the country.

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