XDSL Mega Stars’ line-up for Titans bash
The investment in young players who evolve by their association with and exposure to internationally renowned or senior franchise players motivated them to get involved, said Doné Joubert, chief operating officer of BuyDirect.co.za, main sponsor of the BuyDirect Titans Bash.
The domestic T20-showpiece starts on Thursday 17th September.
Joubert said there is an obvious advantage from media-exposure, but as main sponsors the involvement with the growth and development of younger players are also appealing.
Development is part of their DNA as a business, he said.
Kenny Coert, an XDSL-executive and owner of XDSL Mega Stars, a new team featuring at the Big Bash, said the whole objective with their involvement was to create opportunities for aspiring young cricketers.
“That is why two players who are still at school, will be exposed to top-level cricket.
“It will also offer sportsmen exposure to business,” he added.
The Mega Stars, a new entrant into the Bash, boast the presence of three international players, Farhaan Behardien, Heino Kuhn and Chris Morris.
Several young emerging stars will feature for the Stars.
The Mega Stars squad is: Farhaan Behardien, Aiden Markram, Corbin Bosch, Rowan Richard, Mangaloso Mosehle, Ryan Houbert, Cobus Pienaar, Heino Kuhn, Stefan Klopper, Ruben Trimpelman, Zendon Verster, Schalk van Heerden, Chris Morris, Rivaldo Moonsammy.
The fixtures for the BuyDirect.co.za Titans Big Bash are:
Thursday 17th September: 10:00: Nashua Phantoms v XDSL Mega Stars; 13:30: Tornados v Pirates:
Friday 18th September: 10:00: Nashua Phantoms v Tornados: 13:30: Pirates v XDSL Mega Stars;
Saturday 19th September: 09:30: XDSL Mega Stars v Tornados: 13:45: Nashua Phantoms v Pirates;
Sunday 20th September: 10:00: Third v Fourth; 13:30: Final.