‘MI Cape Town’ announces first group of players in squad for Cricket South Africa T20 League

‘MI Cape Town’ includes 3 foreign players, 1 South Africa capped and 1 South Africa uncapped player as part of the squad.

‘MI Cape Town’ announces first group of players in squad for Cricket South Africa T20 League
‘MI Cape Town’ announces first group of players in squad for Cricket South Africa T20 League

Mumbai: MI Cape Town, today announced the signing of 5 players ahead of the inaugural edition of Cricket South Africa’ T20 League. The players will join the One Family team and will adorn the iconic blue and gold colors that the fans have come to recognize from the MI franchise. ‘MI Cape Town’ includes 3 foreign players, 1 South Africa capped and 1 South Africa uncapped player as part of the squad.

Mr. Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio, said, “I'm excited as we begin our journey in building “MI Cape Town”. With our direct player signings, we have taken the first step towards building the MI philosophy - having a strong core around which the team will be planned. I am glad to welcome Rashid, Kagiso, Liam, Sam, to the #OneFamily and happy to have Dewald continue with us on this new journey. We are certain that MI Cape Town, like the two other teams, will play the brand of cricket MI is synonymous with - playing fearless cricket, and the same will resonate with the passionate cricket fans of South Africa and across the world.”

The players identified have been consistent performers over the years and the uncapped Dewald Brevis had a breakthrough season with Mumbai Indians in 2022. The players have been signed ahead of the auctions as per the rules that govern the T20 league. Earlier this week, MI announced the name and identity of ‘MI Cape Town’ or phonetically “MY Cape Town”, team dedicated to the fans of Cape Town.

About Reliance Industries Limited

Reliance is India’s largest private sector company, with a consolidated revenue of INR 792,756 crore ($104.6 billion), cash profit of INR 110,778 crore ($14.6 billion), and net profit of INR 67,845 crore ($9.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2022. Reliance’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and digital services.

Reliance ranked 104th, top-ranked private sector company from India, to feature in Fortune’s Global 500 list of “World’s Largest Companies” for 2022. The company stands 53rd in the Forbes Global 2000 rankings of “World’s Largest Public Companies” for 2022 - top-most among Indian companies. It features among LinkedIn’s ‘The Best Companies to Work For in India’ (2021). Website: www.ril.com  

About Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians owned by Reliance Industries Limited runs the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With the recent global expansion of One Family Mumbai Indians will soon have three T20 teams across three countries. MI Emirates of UAE’s International League T20 and MI Cape Town of South Africa’s T20 League are set to join the MI family in 2023.

Over the last 15 years, Mumbai Indians has emerged as the most consistent cricket franchise maintaining its Number Uno position with seven titles, which includes a record 5 trophies in IPL and two Champions League T20 titles. Brand Finance, a global brand valuation agency recently accorded AA+ brand strength rating to Mumbai Indians. MI has a strong digital presence with over 31 million fans - the much loved #MIPaltan - from across the world. High stakeholders’ trust, brand investment, fan engagement and performance make MI a brand that adds immense value to the global cricketing ecosystem.