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Graeme Smith Unveils Ambitious Plans To Woo Indian Cricket Fans For SA20 League
By CricShots - Dec 18, 2023 5:04 pm
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Graeme Smith, the SA20 League Commissioner, has been instrumental in elevating the South African T20 league’s success after a stellar inaugural season. Offering insights into the league’s aspirations, especially in connecting with the fervent Indian cricket audience, Smith highlighted the strategic emphasis on digital engagement in this pursuit. 

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Expressing admiration for the unwavering passion Indian cricket fans bring to the game, Smith emphasized that the SA20’s style of cricket is crafted for casual evening entertainment, providing families an opportunity to relish high-quality sports entertainment.

Smith recognized the significant number of Indian fans who fondly remember the golden days of South African cricket and envisions the SA20 as a catalyst to revive that nostalgia.

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“The Indian fan has always been passionate about cricket, and the SA20 will be perfect for casual evening entertainment where one can enjoy high-quality sports with their families. There are scores of Indian fans who still reminisce about the golden days of South African cricket, and we want the fans to revive that nostalgia,” said Graeme Smith.

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Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith

Outlining a strategic objective, Graeme Smith stated, “Our objective is to expand the footprint of the SA20 into new areas, winning the hearts of cricket fans who have been waiting for an electrifying T20 experience.”

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“The SA20 is set to focus a lot on its digital presence, particularly targeting our friends in India. We recognize the tremendous cricket fervor in India, and our endeavor is to strengthen digital engagements that go beyond borders. Through innovative content, live interactions, and exciting initiatives, we aim to not only capture the attention of the Indian cricket fan but also create a platform that resonates with their passion for the game,” explained Graeme Smith.

The upcoming season holds the promise of an exciting chapter in the SA20 journey, with a focus on building a strong bond with fans across borders.