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Robin Peterson becomes the newest addition to Global T20 league

After retiring from all forms of cricket last year, the 38-year-old started to work with the South African Under-19 squad as a consultant. 

Robin Peterson
Robin Peterson. (Photo By Ashley Allen/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Robin Peterson is set to become the assistant coach for the Bloem City Blazers in South Africa’s Global T20 league. The former Protean left-arm spinner will be joining Allan Donald as a part of the coaching staff with the latter taking up the role of bowling mentor and team ambassador.

Peterson boasts of a vast Twenty20 experience, having played domestic T20 cricket in South Africa, England (NatWest T20), the Caribbean (CPL) and India (IPL), along with his 21-match International career and ICC World T20 experience with South Africa. He bagged 75 wickets in his 79-match ODI career and 38 scalps in his 15-match Test career.

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After retiring from all forms of cricket last year, the 38-year-old started to work with the South African Under-19 squad as a consultant. He emphasized that the opportunity is a big boost for his developing coaching career. “I’m looking forward to an exciting time with the Bloem City Blazers,” he said.

“The franchise and the owners have an inspiring vision that has the potential to boost and develop cricket in the Free State and South Africa, I’m looking forward to being part of making the vision a reality,” he added.

About the Bloem City Blazers

The team, which is owned by Hong Kong-based City Group, will have red and yellow as their colours and have been the latest addition to the Protean-based tournament. This is Hong Kong’s first overseas franchise with a vision to promote cricket in South Africa and around the world.

Robin Singh, Bloem City Blazers Director of Cricket, is pleased with the way his support staff is taking shape and is excited to make Bloemfontein the base camp.

“South Africa has always been a world-class host, and it would not be any different for the T20 Global League,” he said, as reported by SA Cricket Mag.

“Bloemfontein, even more so with its sporting culture, has fantastic facilities and resources. I have been thrilled to see the support from the Free State Government, Bloemfontein City Mayor, Free State Cricket Union and VKB Knights.

“As Director of Cricket for Bloem City Blazers, I am extremely delighted to see how the team is coming together. Having Allan Donald and Robbie Peterson on board will be brilliant, they are both experienced and skilled coaches who will add a lot of value to our goal of achieving success at this tournament. We are looking forward to the players’ draft and will get down to team strategy and training as soon as possible,” Singh said.

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