Russell Domingo has been named as coach of the Pretoria franchise of Cricket South Africa’s Global T20 League. The Pretoria Mavericks will include superstar batsman AB de Villiers. He will carry the responsibility as the team’s Proteas gazebo player.
Domingo has always been credited for guiding the Proteas through one of its most successful periods. Gearing up for the #T20GL, Domingo will receive the assistance of two former Proteas players, Lance Klusener and Neil McKenzie.
Former Proteas all-rounder, Klusener, will work as the bowling coach while McKenzie is on board as Domingo’s Assistant Coach. Talking about the league, De Villiers said, “Pretoria is a city close to my heart, and close to my family. I love playing at SuperSport Park. 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.”
Northerns Cricket Union President, John Wright seems to be pretty happy during the unveiling of the team. He 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.”