Sahaj Nair ∙ Sep 10 2022, 2:15 PM

Graham Ford hopes to make a mark in the first season of the SA T20 league

image-l7vxtk9qFord as also served as the former coach of Sri Lanka's as well as Ireland's men's sides

The Delhi Capitals owned franchise Pretoria Capitals named Graham Ford as the team's head coach ahead of the first ever edition of the SA T20 league which will be held in January- February next year.

Speaking about the opportunity, Ford said

“I want to start off by thanking the owners and management for the amazing opportunity. It’s so exciting to be involved in such a big cricketing event, and it’s even better as it’s happening in my home country. I know how passionate the people in Pretoria are about sports. There’s been many a cricketing superstar who has grown up and developed their skill in the Pretoria region.”

“Me as management and the support staff have a pretty hectic time ahead of us with the auction just around the corner,” Ford said. “The intention is to assemble a squad that will make the fans of Pretoria really proud and happy. The tournament itself will be a great adventure and a lot of spectacular action and hopefully, our lads can do something special. Hopefully, by the end, we’ve all got big smiles on our faces.”

Pacer Anrich Nortje and Migael Pretorius become PC's first picks

image-l7vya1rxNortje will be a key bowler for SA

Pretoria Capitals have already signed South African international Anrich Nortje and the uncapped Migael Pretorius to their roster. The remainder of the squad will be filled out at the player auction that will be held in Cape Town on September 19th.

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