Dhoni is going to be a mentor in CSK’s Johannesburg franchise? Fleming will be named

CSA T20 League: Johannesburg Super Kings: After an acquisition of Cricket South Africa T20 League by Chennai Super Kings, their backdrop…

CSA T20 League: Johannesburg Super Kings: After the acquisition of one of the Cricket South Africa T20 League by Chennai Super Kings, their background work is in full swing. The team will probably be called the Johannesburg Super Kings. They want to include CSK Pillar in the new franchise. They are looking at Stephen Fleming as coach and MS Dhoni as mentor. But the BCCI has to show the green flag for the next incident to happen. Follow CSA T20 League updates with InsideSport.IN.

A CSK official said that the name of the team will be announced in the coming days. However, the franchise will announce the coach as well as other members of the support staff only after the name is officially unveiled. The new franchise is expected to have an IPL flavor from Chennai.

“You will know the official name within this week. We are currently in discussions with Stephen as we cannot think of a better person to carry forward the CSK legacy in a new venture. A CSK official told InsideSport.

“Dhoni’s involvement will depend on BCCI’s clearance. He will not play but may play some role if BCCI allows.”

CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni to mentor team if BCCI gives green signal, follow live updates

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    CSA T20 League: CSK's Joburg franchise to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni to mentor if BCCI gives green signal, follow live updates

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

CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni to mentor team if BCCI gives green signal, follow live updates

Indian Cricketers Foreign League: Why BCCI is ready to allow Indian players in foreign leagues?

  • The IPL franchises have requested the BCCI to change their stance on Indian players in foreign leagues.
  • As more franchise leagues proliferate, Indian players are in high demand.
  • Six IPL franchises have acquired six teams in the newly formed CSA T20 league.
  • In the UAE International T20 League, 4 out of 6 own IPL teams.
  • In CPL, three teams are partially or fully owned by IPL franchises.
  • Also BCCI is now under pressure to allow active Indian cricketers to play in such leagues.
  • However, the BCCI is not ready to allow star players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah or Rishabh Pant to play in such leagues.
  • The BCCI is considering allowing only uncontracted players or players who do not participate in their state’s plans in domestic cricket.
  • If that happens, many cricketers will be ready to play in foreign leagues as there is a gap of 6 months in the Indian domestic calendar.
  • A decision is likely to be taken at the BCCI AGM in September.

CSA T20 League: CSK’s Joburg franchise to be called Johannesburg Super Kings, MS Dhoni to mentor team if BCCI gives green signal, follow live updates

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

With the CSA T20 League slated to begin in January next year, there is no date clash with the IPL. It means Fleming and Co could still be part of their original franchise in Chennai for India’s cash-rich league.

CSA is strict with players Interestingly, the organizers of the CSA T20 League have been tight-lipped about the marquee international players. However, league commissioner Graeme Smith assured that the league has already managed to sign around 30 big names from different parts of the cricketing world. It is expected to be released soon.

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