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Meet the Pretoria Mavericks – fronted by big names Protea star batsman in AB de Villiers and Coach Russell Domingo

Pretoria – The Pretoria based T20 Global League franchise today officially announced their team name and logo, with the squad all set to enter into South Africa’s exciting new T20 competition.

The Pretoria Mavericks will see Russell Domingo take charge as coach while superstar Proteas batsman and local boy, AB de Villiers, will carry the mantle as the team’s Protea marquee player.

Domingo is widely credited with guiding the Proteas through one of its most successful periods. Gearing up for the #T20GL, Domingo will be flanked by two former Proteas players, Lance Klusener and Neil McKenzie. Former Protea all-rounder, Klusener, will work as the bowling coach whileMcKenzie is on board as Domingo’s Assistant Coach.

As the allocated Protea Marquee player for the Pretoria Mavericks, de Villiers is looking forward to a successful #T20GL campaign.

“Pretoria is a city close to my heart, and close to my family. I love playing at SuperSport Park,” says de Villiers.“I can’t wait for the competition to get underway and the prospect of playing against my teammates and some of the world’s best players is an exciting one and I can feel the anticipation building,” added de Villiers.

The Pretoria Mavericks franchise is owned by Hermis Sports Ventures Ltd, which is a consortium between Hermis Vacations Ltd (UK), Percept Ltd (India), Rajhans Group of Industries (India), with South African Mr Osman Osman of local events and entertainment company, Blu Blood taking a stake in the team.

“Pretoria serves as the seat of the South African government and now, our franchise will look to establish the Pretoria Mavericks as the seat of power for the T20 Global League,” says Mr. Jayesh Desai, Group Chairman, Rajhans Group.

John Wright, Northerns Cricket Union President said: “With the T20 Global League taking centre stage this summer, I am looking forward to the prospect of welcoming the Pretoria Mavericks to SuperSport Park. Having met with the owners I have no doubt that the new franchise will continue to uphold SuperSport Park’s legacy as a world-renowned family stadium.”

LOGO RATIONALE

Our Coat of Arms embodies the dynamism and nonconformist attitude of the team through the use of typography that represents movement, dimension, speed and aggression.

The Pretoria Mavericks own the spectrum of blue, symbolic of the endless sky in the horizon and the deepest ocean is our playing filed.

Occupying the centre stage of our Coat of Arms is the Maverick in his full glory donning the battle kit of Pretoria Mavericks. We are warriors, coming together as a team of champions forming the shield of victory.

The T20 Global League Player Draft will be held this weekend (26 -27 August 207), with almost 400 players from 13 countries expressing their interest.

The tournament, which features eight franchises, runs from November 3 to December 16, 2017.

Follow the T20 Global League Player Draft by using the hashtag #T20GL. Follow all the updates via our social pages:
Twitter: @T20GL_
Facebook: T20GlobalLeague
Instagram: t20globalleague
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