Pretoria Capitals, owned by Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal, on Saturday (August 13) announced that they have roped in the South African pace duo of Anrich Nortje and Migael Pretorius for the inaugural edition of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 League.
Nortje has played 30 games for the Delhi-based IPL franchise over three seasons, with 43 wickets to his name. On the other hand, Pretorius has picked over 50 domestic T20 wickets and is yet to make his international debut.
Speaking on the signings, Parth Jindal said, “Anrich Nortje has been an integral part of the growth and success of Delhi Capitals. So when we decided to expand our cricketing footprint to his country, he was always going to be an automatic choice for us. I believe Anrich will bring to Pretoria Capitals the same kind of fiery performances and off-field calmness we’ve seen him display at DC. I’d also like to welcome Migael Pretorius, who boasts of an impressive domestic track record, to our Capitals family.”
“It is indeed a proud moment for us, as Delhi Capitals is now beyond Delhi. South Africa is no doubt one of the world’s biggest sports loving nations, and we can’t wait to enthral the fans there with our passionate brand of cricket,” he further stated.
The inaugural edition of the T20 league in South Africa will feature six franchises, and a world-class line-up of domestic and international cricketers. The tournament will be played in January-February next year.