CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise likely to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni could be mentor team if BCCI gives green signal, Follow LIVE Updates

CSA T20 League – CSK Johanesburg Franchise to be called Johannesburg Super Kings? After acquiring one of the Cricket South Africa T20…

CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise likely to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni could be mentor team if BCCI gives green signal, Follow LIVE Updates
CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise likely to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni could be mentor team if BCCI gives green signal, Follow LIVE Updates

CSA T20 League – CSK Johanesburg Franchise to be called Johannesburg Super Kings? After acquiring one of the Cricket South Africa T20 League by Chennai Super Kings, their background work is in full progress. The team is likely be called Johannesburg Super Kings. They want to include CSK pillars to the new franchise. They are looking at Stephen Fleming as coach and MS Dhoni as mentor. But for latter to happen, the BCCI needs to show green flag. Follow CSA T20 League updates with InsideSport.IN.

A CSK official informed that the official name of the team will be announced in the coming day. However, it is only after the name gets officially unveiled that the franchise will announce the coaches as well as the other members of the support staff. One can expect a Chennai’s IPL flavour in the new franchise.

“You will know the official name by this week. We are currently in talks with Stephen as we can’t think of any better person carrying forward the CSK legacy in a new venture,” CSK official told InsideSport.

“Dhoni’s involvement will depend on BCCI’s clearance. He won’t be playing but could be in some role if BCCI permits.”

CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise likely to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni could be mentor team if BCCI gives green signal, Follow LIVE Updates

Also Read: League commissioner Graeme Smith claims, ’30 marquee international players signed, player auction coming soon’

 CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise likely to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni could be mentor if BCCI gives green signal, Follow LIVE Updates

Besides Chennai Super Kings, other IPL teams’ owners of five other IPL franchises, including Mumbai Indians won bids for the other teams. It is important to note that the CSK franchise managed to get the Johannesburg franchise with the highest bid.

CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise likely to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni could be mentor team if BCCI gives green signal, Follow LIVE Updates

Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: Why BCCI is all set to allow Indian players in foreign leagues?

  • IPL franchises have requested BCCI to change its stance on Indian players in foreign leagues.
  • As more and more franchise leagues are mushrooming, the Indian players remain in high demand.
  • Six IPL franchises acquired all six teams in the newly established CSA T20 League.
  • In UAE’s International t20 League, 4 owners out of 6 are IPL team owners.
  • In CPL, three teams are partly or fully owned by IPL franchises.
  • With that, BCCI is now under pressure to allow Indian active cricketers to play in such leagues.
  • However, BCCI is not ready to budge on allowing the star players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah or Rishabh Pant to play in such leagues.
  • The BCCI is mulling allowing only non-contracted players or players who don’t feature in their states’ plans in domestic cricket.
  • If that happens, many cricketers will be ready to play in foreign leagues as Indian domestic calendar has a huge 6-month gap.
  • A decision is likely to be taken at the BCCI AGM in September.

CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise likely to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni could be mentor team if BCCI gives green signal, Follow LIVE Updates

Besides, Chennai Super Kings are also awaiting confirmation from the BCCI if they can field some of the former India players, who have represented CSK in the past. One of the high-profiled names doing the rounds is Suresh Raina.

With the CSA T20 League set to start in January next year, there is no problem of clashing of dates with the IPL. It means Fleming and co can still be part of their original franchise in Chennai for the cash-rich league in India.

CSA tight lipped on players: Interestingly, the organisers of the CSA T20 League have been tight lipped on the marquee international players. However, the league commissioner Graeme Smith has assured that the League has already managed to sign around 30 big names from different parts of the cricket world. It is expected to be revealed soon.

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