Pretoria - Russell Domingo has been named as coach of the Pretoria franchise taking part in Cricket South Africa's flagship T20 tournament, the T20 Global League.
The Pretoria Mavericks will include superstar Proteas batsman and local boy, AB de Villiers. He 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 while McKenzie 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.
Northerns Cricket Union President, John Wright was a happy man at the unveiling of the team.
“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," said Wright.